AUDIO & VIDEO EXPERIENCE
“Food Cultures – Western Avadh” Recently developed an educational video series “Food Cultures – Western Avadh” for
Sangtin, IIT Delhi & IIIT Bangalore.
1- Wetlands – (5.57 min): Western Avadh was replete with wetlands, as a result of low-lying land that would be flooded seasonally or perennially. In this video, a landless farmer couple share their memories of the wetland near their home, its gradual disappearance and the various foods it provided.
2- Local Fruits in western Avadh – 1 (4.7 min): Many types of fruits were cultivated or grew wild in western Avadh. Fruit shrubs and trees could be found in forests, by the river or alongside roads. Villagers in this video describe how they collected and consumed these fruits.
3- A diversity of pulses (3.38 min): Farmers in western Avadh cultivated a wide range of pulses, some of which have now vanished from farms and diets. As they describe in this video, diversity was not just due to the different types of pulses, but also the seed varieties which determined the cultivation season and growing period, as well as the processing and cooking methods used.
4- Cereals of the past – Jau/Barley (5.43 min): In western Avadh, jau (barley) was the primary cereal grain of the rabi (winter) crop before irrigation became widespread. As villagers in this video describe, jau was processed and cooked in various ways and was an important component of local diets. However, threshing and processing was tedious, and meanwhile expanded irrigation led to a transition to wheat. Barley has disappeared from fields and plates – is this mourned or accepted as a fallout of ‘progress’?
5- A story of jaggery (3.42 min): New sugar mills that were set up in the 1990s and 2000s in western Avadh led to a transformation in the processing and consumption of jaggery. In this video, a farming couple from a village by the Sharada canal, where sugarcane has been cultivated for decades, describe the changes they have experienced and observed in jaggery use.
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Mehandi Ceremony: (1.5 min) For Dee Color production – Video Edit
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2015 – 2016
The KEYSTONE Course on HPSR (38 episodes): A Video series on Health Policy & Systems Research, produced by
f-20 Communications for Public Health Foundation of India – Video Edit
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