Category Archives: Globalization

Preserving one of the richest languages in the bio-cultural areas in India – Tamil Nadu & Kerala

The indigenous Kaani dialect needs documentation S S Davidson, Tribal Foundation (Nagercoil) The Kaani language spoken by the Kaani indigenous people of Kanyakumari in the Western Ghats is fast vanishing, according to a survey conducted by Tribal Foundation and Enviro Link. A … Continue reading

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Video | “Nations don’t make us human – languages make us human”: Ganesh Devy – People’s Linguistic Survey of India

The census of India says the country is losing languages at an alarming rate. But the People’s Linguistic Survey of India seems to say there’s more to it than meets the eye. * Wherever the colonial power was played the … Continue reading

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Designed to build effective partnerships for children’s rights: Free E-learning programme – UNICEF

“Socio-Economic Policies for Child Rights with Equity” This online learning programme aims at enhancing the theoretical understanding of UNICEF staff, partners and the general public on public policy and development issues, to strengthen our ability to apply this knowledge in … Continue reading

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Lessons for others: What dependence on nature could teach people in industrialized societies – Brazil

Read the full blog and related ones by Bangalore-based Prof. V. Santhakumar >> […]  The people in Amazonia continue to have a higher level of direct dependence on nature for their sustenance. Even when they cultivate, it is with minimal … Continue reading

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The Power of Self-Interpretation: Ideas on Starting a Community Museum

[…] To appreciate the potential of the community museum, consider the challenges local communities, especially disadvantaged ones, face today. The effects of globalization include persistent poverty, loss of cultural identity, accelerated migration, and disintegration of the bonds of unity and … Continue reading

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