When women meet women – a nice time with Vimuktha women

I have met them often in the past years – the Vimuktha women. Strong women who have built self- help groups to empower themselves. They have worked hard, saved money together to be able to give some credits to each other. Some of the have opened small business units, small shops, chicken farms, clay work,…

Also this is our world: a Toda village and a sacred stone

Toda tribes live in the highest altitude of the Nilgiris mountains in South India, mainly in the surroundings of Udhagamanalam (Ooty) and Kunda taluks. They are part of the pastoral tribes and worship buffalos. The ‘hamlets’ of Todas comprise only a few houses. Todas normally live in half barrel houses. Nowadays there are only ca….

Design and magic moments in daily Indian city life

Do you understand this pic at a first glance ? There are magic moments – overall in India. You just have to frame and things get “crazy”. Due to some official meetings with governmental and non- governmental organizations I’m staying in the big Indian cities. In between when time permits I like walking in less…

A day in Bangalore

Again in India, starting this time in Bangalore… After having arrived in Bangalore in the very early morning from Germany, 4,5 hrs of time and 25 degrees difference it’s a day to re-take some energy. Attached a few pics of an afternoon in the city. Construction works After this day I feel back. Back in…

How to make your cow happy – and managers, too!

After a week of field experiences, including discussions with veterinarians and farmers, after visiting Milk chilling plants and the agricultural university and after some exciting hours of preparation… it’s time to give back: our managers, most of them veterinarians and/or a background in Animal Health are asked to develop and to run a training for…

Micro entrepreneurial activities- the Biriyani banana leaf makers

On my way to a shop I met a very interesting micro entrepreneurial family in one of the small secondary streets in the center of Coimbatore, South India. A lady sitting in front of a door is looking friendly at me when I pass by while cutting onions. I’m interested in finding out why she…