Category Archives: Community facilities

Higher education no longer a distant dream for Irula youth: “Every single rupee we earn could be used for our education” – Tamil Nadu

Irula boy chases a dream from brick kilns to Anna University […] Karal Marx L, The New Indian Express, 7 August 2017 | To read the full story, click here >> An Irula tribe member, Thirumurthy is the first person from his … Continue reading

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“Our children are healthier”: Preventing raditional knowledge from getting lost – Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food thebetterindia.com, Women’s Feature Service June 15, 2017 | To read the full story, click here >> India’s tribals often possess traditional knowledge that gets lost because of the … Continue reading

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Planting char, mahuli, and bamboo to regenerate forests: Conservation efforts by the Baiga tribal community – Madhya Pradesh

Survival International, 21 April, 2017 3. The Baiga have restored over 600 acres of forest around just one village In the village of Dhaba in central India, Baiga tribal villagers became concerned that the local forest department were cutting down too many … Continue reading

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”No one wants the forest to disappear”: Dr. Felix Padel on peace, justice, the Forest Rights Act and music

Bittu Sahgal, sanctuaryasia.com Felix Padel is a London-born anthropologist-activist. Among other things, he was Professor, School of Rural Management, Indian Institute of Health Management Research (IIHMR), Jaipur, during 2012-2014. A great, great grandson of Charles Darwin, he studied classical Latin, Greek, … Continue reading

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A martial arts festival that keep a tradition alive and profitable for practitioners: Tournaments conducted by the Khasi Hills Archery Sports Association – Meghalaya

In hilly Shillong, dream-interpreting locals and tribal archers combine to practise ‘Teer’ gambling Arka Bhattacharya, scroll.in, Feb 10, 2017  | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The capital of Meghalaya likes to bet big and … Continue reading

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