Soumya Dutta has been the National Convener of the Indian people‘s science group Bharat Jan Vigyan Jatha and the Convener of the Climate and Energy Group in the Beyond Copenhagen collective in India. He’s also lent his experience to engage with different communities on sustainable development, while also playing a major role in people’s movements over the past years. In this interview with Catch, Dutta gives his take on how best to connect with tribal communities and how the definition of happiness and progress is relative for different people.