Khiamniungan is one of the major Naga tribes, inhabiting the Tuensang and Noklak districts and the adjoining areas of Myanmar. Khiamniungan literally translates to source of great waters. Farming is one of the primary occupations of the people of this region. The Khiamniungan tribals, who…
Khushboo is a Project Manager at Apne Aap Women Worldwide. In this conversation, Anusha Sundar and Khushboo talk about the challenges of social work pertaining to the DNT (denotified tribes) communities in and around Delhi.
Sapera basti, Gharoli village, Mayur Vihar Phase III
On a November afternoon, Bahadur Nath entertained his guest wearily but patiently. Listening intently to my many queries, he expertly shifted between presenting the problems of being a sapera and strongly criticizing the lack of political…
Chaudhuri, Sagarika. Economic Zoology. Kolkata: NCBA, 2016.
Chatterjee, B., and Kundu, S. ‘Gender and Development: SHG’s, Women Workers and Enterpreneurs.’ Journal of Economic and Social Development 7, no. 2 (2011): 84-97.
"Content". Indian Aquarium Hobbyist. indianaquariumhobbyist.com (…
Research, Interviews and Documentation: Barnamala Roy. Camera and Editing: Bishwadeep Mitra, Annapurna Banerjee
According to a 2014 report in the International Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Studies, the Kolkata port (around which the ornamental fisheries are centered in West Bengal) is responsible for exporting 90 per cent of indigenous fish from the country.
Entrepreneurs in Domjur (West Bengal) …
Barnamala Roy: How did you decide to farm ornamental fish?
Sujata Gure: We had witnessed ornamental fish being successfully farmed at a nearby place, which inspired us to take up the farming. We started the venture in ten earthen vessels ('majla').
B.R.: Which fish did you begin raising first?
Interviewee: Dr. Bijay Kali Mahapatra
Interviewee: Dr. Bijoy Kali Mahapatra
Interviewer: Barnamala Roy
Camera, Editing: Bishwadeep Mitra and Annapurna Banerjee
Barnamala Roy: How did ornamental fish attract your curiosity? Also, why and how did you select ornamental fish farming as your subject of research?
B.K. Mahapatra: In my…
Photographs by Biswadeep Mitra, Annapurna Banerjee & Barnamala Roy, Captions: Barnamala Roy
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Ornamental or aquarium fish cultivation, starting out as a pastime, has evolved into a successful aqua-industry. The aquarium fish-keepers, who form the backbone of this industry, have given it the status of the world’s second most popular hobby after photography.
According to Mahapatra,…