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Sept 26, 2015
College Park, MD

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Nalupu

Telugu folk song 

Black, black, people ridicule black 
But isn't it a honour to be black?  
Isn't black the attribute of Siva, the title of honour for Narayana?  
Though the sun is red and the stars are white, aren't the eyes that see them black?
Though the waves are yellow, and the nectar white, isn't the churning rod black? 
Though the cows are white and the sunset red, isn't the cowherd black? 
Though the grains are golden and the flowers white, isn't the sickle that harvests black?

Listen to Samyuktha Gorrepati sing "Nalupu"   | More songs


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What Changes Would You Like to See This Republic Day?
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What Would You Change This Republic Day

65 years since India's constitution was adopted. A lot has changed since 1950. A lot more needs to change. We asked a number of AID volunteers & supporters about the changes they wanted to see this Republic Day. #AID4Change

This is what they had to say

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CSA Receives Best Innovation in Rural Livelihoods
Agriculture

Ramoo receiving the awardCentre for Sustainable Agriculture (CSA), a long time partner of AID received the award for Best Innovation in Rural Livelihoods. CSA thanks the farmers of Wardha and Yavatmal districts for having worked with them which led to their winning the award.

Click here to read about one of the CSA projects supported by AID.

 
Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming
Agriculture
Bhaskar Save, the Gandhi of Natural Farming

On the 27th January, 2014, Bhaskar Save – the acclaimed ‘Gandhi of Natural Farming’ – completes 92 years. He has inspired and mentored 3 generations of organic farmers. 

In 1997, Masanobu Fukuoka, the legendary Japanese natural farmer, visited Save’s farm. He described it as “the best in the world,” even better than his own farm.
Indeed, Save’s farm is a veritable food forest; and a net supplier of water, energy and fertility to the local eco-system, rather than a net consumer.
 
In April 2014, Save plans to open a Residential Learning Center on his farm, Kalpavriksha.
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Kadam Education Initiative
AID Projects

A visit to Center for Development / Kadam Education Initiative projects

Girls at KEI's Juhapura office spending time on computers. Most of these children are orphans or have only a single parent...Umang Kumar, an AID volunteer in Boston, writes about his visit to the Kadam Educational Initiative projects in Ahmedabad.

 

In a city like Ahmedabad, a longtime commercial hub of India and currently the focus of a lot of “development” work, one might miss those areas like Citizen Nagar, Ganeshnagar-Piplaj and Khodiyanagar tucked away from our eyes. Yet, Jyoti, Jagruti and Sonal live there and dream big; Sajedaben, Savitaben and Rajni struggle for the resident's rights and Ashiyana, Rehnuma and Muskan explore the world of computers and dream of becoming doctors and engineers some day... 

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