Category Archives: Southern region

The Shola Sky Islands in the Western Ghats: Recommendations for conservation and restoration of grasslands – Tamil Nadu

Not seeing the grass for the trees: Timber plantations and agriculture shrink tropical montane grassland by two-thirds over four decades in the Palani Hills, a Western Ghats Sky Island  PLoS One. 2018; 13(1): e0190003. Published online 2018 Jan 10. doi:  … Continue reading

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The Kurumbar community: Discoveries in South Indian history – Tamil Nadu

 References to the region go back to tribal Kurumbars in the 1st century AD – Tamil Nadu The tribe divided the region into 24 districts and built several forts. Historian Prof K V Raman says, “Places like Mylapore, Triplicane, … Continue reading

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Striving for a “just, free and equitable society” by combating human trafficking, slavery and child labour: Shakti Vahini – Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Orissa & West Bengal

Shakti Vahini visions, aspires and strives for Just, Free and Equitable society. We consider it a duty of every citizen to have social concerns and strive for the progress and development of society. In our efforts and struggle to achieve … Continue reading

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Unesco International Mother Tongue Day observed by Kaani community – Tamil Nadu

Times of India, Madurai, 23 February 2018 | Read the full report >> Kanyakumari: Calling for the preservation of Kaani dialect by all means, Sahadevan Kaani, a clan leader rued that the dialect is fast vanishing and the present generation … Continue reading

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Harvesting honey in Kanyakumari district: Kani community honeybee project – Tamil Nadu

After constantly monitoring the honey bee nests, the tribal people will extract honey on March 5, 2015 for the first time in the area. […] Some bee colonies are left in spite of the artificial feeding during the lean season. … Continue reading

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