Tag Archives: Bhutia

More than a question of terminology: ‘Adivasi’, ‘Indigenous Peoples of India’, ‘Vanvasi’, ‘Vanyajati’, and the administration of constitutional privileges for ‘Scheduled Tribes’ (ST)

Adivasis are not a homogeneous group; there are over 200 distinct peoples speaking more than 100 languages, and varying greatly in ethnicity and culture. – Source: World Directory of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples – India | Read more >> ‘Adivasi’ – A … Continue reading

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Tribal populations’ risk of cardiovascular diseases due to urbanization – study by Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) in Calcutta

PRASUN BHATTACHARYA, The Telegraph, March 19 , 2008 Rapid urbanisation in the hills is exposing the Bhutias to mounting levels of stress and increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, says a recently published study that contradicts the traditional belief that the members of … Continue reading

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The Great Story-Wall Project – storytelling tour across India

The Great Story-Wall is a 100 metre long banner on digital art, the design of which is based on myths, legends and indigenous stories of Eastern Himalayas. The feat is also setting a World Record (Limca Book of Records 2010) … Continue reading

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