‘Visarjan’ (Idol Immersion) the documentary film focuses on the importance of water and water bodies, conservation of eco-system.
The film looks at the close inter-relationship between man-made religious tradition and its effect on biodiversity.
Venomous Snakebites kill nearly 50,000 each year. That’s more than Four Thousand Deaths each month. Thousands more suffer with side effects, large hospital bills and loss of limbs.
But snakes are not the villains lurking in nooks and corners to attack humans. They have a role in the web of life and chance encounters almost unavoidable.
The issue is not Snakebite but lack of will and policy to change Snakebite Management & Treatment. It is an issue that has been underreported and neglected. Snakebite Treatment in India has remained the same for nearly the last 70 years.
This documentary deals with four areas of Scientific Research that could change the scenario and bring down mortality and suffering. It delves into the working of the venom and the anti-venom. It underlined the need for promotion of scientific research in the production of mono-antivenin, better diagnostics and above all regional venom banks.
The issue is complex. Evolution and venom variance need to be accounted for. A Policy change is needed. Lab to Hospital translational research needs to be speeded up. Or else Indians will continue to suffer and die. Nearly 50,000 each year.
This documentary tracks Venomous Snakes with the Irulas, visits hospital wards to see how Snakebite victims are treated, witnesses a 13 year old die due to complications after Snake anti-venin treatment, talks to doctors battling amidst frustrating technological constraints and explores laboratories where scientists are toiling to unravel the mysteries of venom and developing technologies to make snakebite less lethal.
Even as climate change and its effects are hotly debated in boardrooms and conference halls across the globe, in many parts of the world it is becoming uncomfortably real, impinging on the lives of common folk.
In Ladakh’s glacier-fed farmlands, this reality has become a direct threat to survival as snowcaps melt prematurely and glacial waters recede at an alarming rate.
Fortunately, one crusader’s simple science id slowly but surely turning the tide…
Meet Chewang Norphel, Ladakh’s glacier man and see how his artificial glaciers have transformed Ladakh’s farms from drought-ridden to high yielding.
See how an entire community’s concerted determination have backed his vision and rekindled hope in a land that’s bearing the brunt of global warming.
The documentary is a journey through the rolling hill slopes, widespread lush green tea gardens separated by meandering silvery mountain streams, high Sal forests, small quiet ethnic villages, vast meadows with a blue outline of the great Himalayan ranges in the horizon, endless sky in Dooars!
Lying in the Himalayan foothills, Dooars has great natural beauty. The wildlife-rich tropical forests, innumerable hill streams cutting across the green carpet of tea gardens and undulating plains, low hills rising up from the rivers. A drive through the Dooars plains, the gateway of Bhutan and the entire North East of India, can be the experience of a lifetime.
The Dooars valley (also called Duars) stretching from River Teesta on the wes to River Sankosh on the east, an area covering roughly 130 km by 40 km, the area forms major part of the Jalpaiguri district. The name ‘Dooars’ is derived from ‘doors’ as the region is the gateway to the entire north-east India and Bhutan.
Presently most of the world's energy is primarily derived from finite sources, chiefly fossil fuels. Increasing worldwide demand for energy and simultaneous dwindling supplies of conventional fuels develop the need for alternative and feasible sources of energy.
This programme traces the endeavors of West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency WBREDA is creating power from the renewable sources of energy in the Sagar Islands and adjacent region at the southern tip of West Bengal. Some of these sources are solar power, hydro power and wind power.
The programme also explores another venture of WBREDA to establish an Eco-friendly Housing Complex at Kolkata where about 25 homes are built with solar passive and active concept. This was the first Solar Housing Complex of its type in India.
Head Held High follows an endeavor of a group of visionaries, who want to make a difference to the future of India. By providing education and employability to the rural youth, Head Held has touched many lives and continues to do so.
The documentary follows different aspects of Head Held High; the effort of these visionaries who want to make a difference, the process and method they follow to achieve this goal, shows the spirit of the rural youth who want to achieve great things and their willingness to learn.
The communal violence of December 1992 and January 1993 in Mumbai, India, following the demolition of Babri Masjid on December 6, 1992 changed the city in many ways, reconfiguring its spaces, creating new divides, giving impetus to an on-going politics of hate and fundamentally altering the cosmopolitan fabric of the city. Badalte Nakshe is one of the six films in the Remembering 1992 series created collectively by the students and faculty of the School of Media and Cultural Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Traversing the tenuous realm of children, memory and Bombay's 1992 communal riots, the film follows Farhana Ashraf, a teacher and a writer in an attempt to explore the constructed histories of two generations. 20 years after the riots, how do the people who were children then remember the lived experience of the riots? Moreover, how do adolescents of the present generation make meaning of these inherited narratives of violence from what they hear and see - through popular culture, text books etc. In an effort to articulate this on-going dialogue with the past and present, the film weave these two threads, bringing to the surface erasures, omissions and the ruptures they entail.
Gender is a range of characteristics of feminity and masculinity. It is one of the many modes of expression and a major part of a person's individuality. It is not just body but a feeling. Gender is performance, a historical experience. Gender is complex expectation of a certain body in a certain fixed, rigid, unwritten norms, convenient to the hetero-patriarchal system. Gender is a journey – it is a journey of life; a journey from body to mind, body type to a culture of living, a personal journey - leading to a political journey; that which is assumed as a threat to the historical existence of patriarchy. In this journey of gender, different people express differently.
To a 'Transgender', gender is a more complex journey - a journey from the assigned gender or sex to a comfortable, aspired gender or sex. It is the individual's choice to complete the journey.
A silent revolution is erupting in the field of health care system in the poor rural areas of Villipuram, Cuddalore and Perambulur districts of Tamil Nadu. The revolution is Palliative care. Palliative care is a total care of a patient who is suffering from life limiting disease when the disease is no longer responsive to the curative treatment.
A local NGO made the first move here in Tamil Nadu to run a community based Palliative care health centre of its kind to meet the needs of many patients suffering from diverse health problems