Puqaar Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation registered under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013. We are a think-tank engaged in crafting and propagating new policy concepts that enable decision makers to prepare for a brighter future in uncertain times. Founded to create new forms of intellectual capital, Puqaar is working to preserve and nurture indigenous Folk Culture and promote popular awareness about Nature and Wildlife Conservation.
Release our documentary series on the folk music of Rajasthan:
Rajasthani folk music has come of age in the last ten years. However, are the new wave of artists making it big nationally and internationally simply “pop” artists who have fused the rudiments of their art into popular world music or are they actually the torch bearers of their respective art forms? Is the continuity of the ancient music of Rajasthan being preserved or will we wake up a few generations hence and lament a lost culture?
We have decided to find out in the only way possible – drive to the remote corners of the deserts of Rajasthan, to the villages where the folk music styles originated and evolved, and explore their world through the eyes of the musicians themselves and their patrons. The first part of this documentary was showcased last year, an its second edition will be unveiled at the 2018 Festival.
Initiate a cleanliness drive in Ranthambore:
Recognizing the need to keep Ranthambore litter-free, Puqaar will donate one full sized garbage collection truck to the Sawai Madhopur Municipal Corporation from the proceeds of this festival.
Sustainably revive overgrazed land in Sawai Madhopur
Our pilot project will attempt to revive an area of 5 hectares of degraded barren land through different mechanisms and document the success and failure of each method. This protected area will also allow tourists visiting Ranthambore to plant and adopt trees. Our goal is to increase the natural forest buffer in this region.