Picture Tales #1: See the disastrous effects of backwater of Sardar Sarovar Dam in villages of Madhya Pradesh

Thousands of people have been evacuated from catchment areas of Sardar Sarovar Dam (SSD) in Barwani and Dhar districts in Madhya Pradesh as the Narmada river is flowing above the danger mark following heavy rains. Despite the protests of villagers the Gujarat government is not opening the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam and with every passing minute the water level is increasing. The villagers are demanding proper rehabilitation and compensation from governments. Social activist Rehmat M shared the photographs of disaster with Grounds Tales.

Folk Trail Episode #3: This indigenous tribe’s cuisine works like medicine

Baiga, an indigenous tribe of India, hardly takes medicines for common ailments as their day to day food itself has more healing properties than modern medicines, without the side effects. They eat a number of green leafy vegetables available in the jungles, but unknown to the urban folks. The herbs, coarse grains and local vegetables provide complete nutrition to the body and heal the ill in no time. Dayaram Rathodiya, a Baiga, spoke to Ground Tales and revealed the age-old secrets. Please like, subscribe and share our podcast.

FolkTrails Episode #2: Feel the soulful music of Gond tribe of Madhya Pradesh


Madhya Pradesh is home to many tribal communities and here in the deep forests of the state, age old music is still alive and being practised by a large population. We are bringing to you the soulful music of Gond community that was presented by the tribal artists of Dindori. The songs were recorded at Madhya Pradesh Tribal Museum. listen to the podcast.

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Anant Mandi: Bhopal’s organic Mandi provides marketplace to local farmers

Anant Mandi, a unique marketplace for organic farmers and lovers of organic food, founded by youth and farming enthusiasts of Bhopal. The Anant Mandi aims to promote the practice of ecological farming, healthy and local food and sustainable living in urban lifestyle and to bride the gap between farmers and consumers. Farmers from various districts like Hoshangabad, Dewas, Sehore, Vidisha, and Bhopal bring their produce at this Mandi. The organisers have also initiated a Swap Sale Stall ‘Adlaa Badli’ with the intention to promote the culture of ‘exchange and sharing’ instead of ‘buying new’. People can bring clothes, books, stationery, accessories, kitchen-ware etc and exchange items at the stall. As a cherry on the cake, delicious snacks and drinks made of organic fruits and vegetables are also served at the Mandi. Anant Mandi is organised on the last Sunday of every month at Gandhi Bhawan.

GroundTales: Hellish life of people living near the backwaters of Sardar Sarovar

Thousands of families suffering from floods in Madhya Pradesh as Gujarat Government refuses to open the gates of Sardar Sarovar Dam. The dam has reached its peak and due to the backwater, a large part of Madhya Pradesh has been drowned. The affected people are not ready to leave their homes as they allege that the government has not provided them proper rehabilitation and compensation. They are living in a very bad condition with water-logging in their homes and fields and lack of electricity. Social worker Medha Patkar and other affected people share their ordeal with Ground Tales. Listen to our podcast

Folk Trails Episode #1: Baigas- setting the perfect example of friendship between humans and tigers since ages

Listen to our latest podcast about Baiga tribe of Madhya Pradesh. The podcast explores the friendship of baiga with tigers and their unique farming patterns.