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Recipe festivals organised by Living Farms: How to benefit from meals made with locally grown produce | Odisha

Why Odisha’s Tribal Women Are Returning to Their Natural Roots for Guidance on Food Written by Rakhi Ghosh for Women’s Feature Service (WFS) and republished here in arrangement with WFS |  Read the full article and view more photos on thebetterindia.com >> Women’s … Continue reading

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Slideshow | National seminar on ‘The importance of the Community Museum for the Education and the Development of the Santals’ – West Bengal

The National seminar on ‘The importance of the Community Museum for the Education and the Development of the Santals’  that was organized with the support of the Anthropological Survey of India (AnSI) has ended with a successful note on 8th December … Continue reading

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Bold patterned artworks that tell a story: The colours and lines of Aboriginal art – Rajasthan & Australia

Neena Bhandari, The Hindu, October 15, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> The colours and lines of Aboriginal art in Australia’s outback take the author back to the deserts of her birthplace in Rajasthan In the grainy … Continue reading

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Environment minister’s call for a change in the colonial outlook: “Forests, tribal forest dwellers and life forms living in forests complement one another and are not rivals”

Forests, tribals and wildlife are not rivals, says environment minister Anil Madhav Dave inaugurates two-day conference of senior-level forest officers from states [Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun] Rajeshwari Ganesan , Down To Earth,  Friday 21 October 2016  | To read the … Continue reading

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Museum exhibitions | Showcasing the life of Chenchus and Lambadas: Heritage Museum (Hyderabad) – Telangana & Andhra Pradesh

Yunus Y. Lasania, The Hindu, HYDERABAD, May 19, 2016 | To read the full article and view more photos, click here >> From the life of Chenchus and Lambadas living in the State to the kind of lives tribals lead, … Continue reading

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Video | Film series on Spectacular India: “The people of Manipur believe that they are the descendants of celestial musicians” – Seven Sister States

Published on Apr 2, 2013 Celestial Dancers of Manipur Perhaps the finest surviving example of traditions of ‘Bhakti’ in India, is the ‘Raasa Lila’ of Manipur. Source: ‘Spectacular India’ series film no 10 (Excerpts) – YouTube Address: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOS3A5xbQj4 Date Visited: … Continue reading

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Award winning photo | “Gardimalien”, a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district – Odisha

A traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district Odisha | To view a larger version of this image, click here >> Koht India, Odisha, Bargarh, Papanga Pyhapaiga nimi/nimed Gardimalien Scared grove Kirjeldus “Gardimalien” a traditional sacred grove of Bargarh district of … Continue reading

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The world’s largest and strongest spiderweb: Long used by tribal people and “set to become a major product” – Western Ghats

Golden Orb Web Spider, Nephila maculata, Giant Wood Spider World distribution: Tropical areas from Africa, India, China, Japan across Southeast Asia to Northern Australia and the South Pacific islands. By Ria Tan, 2001 | To view more photos and read more by … Continue reading

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Araku Tribal Museum: “Like being in the world of local tribes” – Andhra Pradesh

Anuradha Goyal, January 27, 2014 | To read the full description, click here >> Araku Tribal Museum is located in Araku, a small town in the valley surrounded by hills and many waterfalls, about 110 km’s from Visakhapatnam. What makes Araku Valley … Continue reading

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The Hornbill Festival held in the first week of December: “one of the best culture and music festivals in India” – Nagaland

Meena Vaidyanathan, The Better India, January 22, 2013 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> The Hornbill Festival, held in the first week of December every year, is a marvelous riot of colour that shows off the … Continue reading

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Theatre workshops by ‘Theatre Odisha’ of Sunabeda and ‘Mukti’ theatre group of Bhubaneswar: Developing self-confidence and nurturing talent among tribal children – Odisha

Sib Kumar Das, The Hindu 25 April 2016 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Theatre workshop under able guidance of veteran Odia theatre and film personality Surya Narayan Mohanty is being used to enhance personality, … Continue reading

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The Alluri Sitarama Raju Memorial Tribal Museum: Commemorating the leader of the Rampa Rebellion – Andhra Pradesh

The Hindu, Visakhapatnam, July 4, 2015 The sprawling Shilparamam Jatara at Madhurawada, which is slowly drawing tourists and visitors, has an added attraction from Friday — a diorama on the life of legendary freedom fighter and leader of tribal uprising in … Continue reading

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Architectural marvels from different communities: Tribal Habitat, “a laboratory for various practical experiences” (National Museum of Mankind, IGRMS Bhopal) – Madhya Pradesh

This exhibitions includes the unique dwelling types of architectural marvels from different tribal communities from the Gangetic plains of Uttaranchal, lush green forest areas of North-east India, the arid region of western India, plateau region of central India, hilly tracts … Continue reading

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A Climate Conscious Diwali: Solar electricity system installed in the Rani Kajal Jeevan Shala school (Kakrana) – Madhya Pradesh

Rahul Banerjee, Sunday, October 30, 2016 A Climate Conscious Diwali | To read the full post and view more images, click here >> The festival of lights is here to ward off darkness of all kinds but these days the kind … Continue reading

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Indian Language Festival “ILF Samanvay 2016 (5-7 November): Language as Public Action – New Delhi

To view the biographical notes on all the festival speakers, click here >>  Patricia Mukhim Day 1 – 5 November: “Voices to record: Khasi and Tripuri” She is currently Editor, The Shillong Times, Meghalaya’s oldest and largest circulating English language … Continue reading

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Tip | Indigenous innovations, how to help tribal kids reach school on time, creating awareness of women’s health and other success stories – The Better India

Bamboo Rakhis That Are Not Only Eco-Friendly but Also Feed Tribals in Maharashtra An indigenous innovation that challenges the cheap rakhis being dumped in the Indian market by the Chinese, these green bamboo rakhis fund a day’s meal for the … Continue reading

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The Kurumbars’ role in South India’s Paleolithic culture: Epigraphical records on Chennai’s ancient history – Tamil Nadu

Times of India, June 24, 2016 | To read the full article, click here >> A study of the region by Colonel Colin Mackenzie says Tondaimandalam was 1st inhabited by Kurumbas, a fierce tribe The move of the state government to create … Continue reading

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“Saving our heritage”: An insider’s article on modern education and cooperation in support of Adivasi traditions and values – West Bengal

The language and culture of India’s Adivasi tribes are at risk of erosion. Christian missionaries used to play a destructive role, but one of them actually planted the seed to save the heritage of the Santals, a tribe in eastern … Continue reading

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Setting up a digital classroom on the banks of the Narmada river – Madhya Pradesh

Photo: courtesy Swapan Bhattacharjee by email (17 September 2016) Witness the setting up of a internet facility for staff and students at the Rani Kajal Jeevan Shala school at Kakrana, by Open Solutions Architect Arjun Venkatraman | View the slideshow here >> … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Discover Western Ghats ecology: A virtual journey for education and eco-tourism

Tip: To view any of the above images in a larger format (with additional information), use the Google Custom Search field: For example, key a combination of search words of special interest to you (like “Western Ghats tribal ecology”, “Western Ghats tribe elephant … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani community celebration: International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) – Tamil Nadu

Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 12 September 2016 MADURAI: The dwindling population of predators such as tigers, leopards, hyenas and wild dogs has made a negative impact on the ecology of the Western Ghats, C Appu Kani a senior leader of … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Workshop on biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Western Ghats: A rich repository of traditional indigenous culture worth documenting – Tamil Nadu

For more information on the “Dialogue workshop on Indigenous Local Knowledge” find related resources, click here >> Photos and report courtesy S. Davidson © 1 September 2016 Vital need to document the culture of indigenous people Nagercoil The tangible and intangible culture of the indigenous … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Eager on learning how to share images and news: Groundbreaking community mail for Kakrana’s schoolchildren – Madhya Pradesh

Photos and report: courtesy Swapan Bhattacharjee by email (26 August 2016) [Schoolboy] Gulab has sent these pictures using the email service in the school. He now wants to go social. Wants Arjun to teach him that. It is a pleasure … Continue reading

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“A culture to learn a lot from”: Community based Eco-tourism initiatives – North East India

Richa Gupta, thebetterindia.com, Arunachal Pradesh, Environment, Travel, Tribes, June 6, 2014 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> A small tribe in Arunachal Pradesh located in a small valley has been able to defeat modern … Continue reading

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The “participatory guarantee system” (PGS Organic Council): A renewed effort to sustain the lives and cultures of indigenous communities

Rich Forests: Making a living under the canopy […] PGS has been received enthusiastically in India and elsewhere. The PGS Organic Council was registered in Goa, India, in April 2011. Since then, the Government of India – under the national … Continue reading

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