Category Archives: Nature and wildlife

Reviving native ecology as to restore the wealth of the people: Cultural continuity for the twenty-first century – Kerala

Places like Kerala where there were numerous sacred groves and related culture, are ecologically disturbed now due to ill conceived developments chartered out by those who did not have any knowledge or concern about nature/ecology. Modernists could not understand the … Continue reading

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Video | “Bagi kedalang” (We no longer do the same): Song 3 from Santali video album “Ale Ato” (Our Village) – West Bengal

3 Bagi kedalang (We no longer do the same) [Starting from 8:38] Theme Two school-boys sing: We have left our herding days but we cannot leave playing our flute. We have left hunting rats and birds in the jungle but we … Continue reading

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Slideshow | Kaani children and teachers celebrate International Mother Language Day 2019: A celebration of life in harmony with nature – Tamil Nadu

  Report and images courtesy: S Davidson Sargunam, Nagercoil (by email) Global phenomenons such as climate change and urbanization are drawing the indigenous Kaani tribe living in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district away from their cultural roots, posing a threat to … Continue reading

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An open education model for collaborative rural students: The Tamarind Tree School – Maharashtra

A school in India defies the traditional education model Michelle Chawla Feed, opensource.com, 5 January 2018 The Tamarind Tree School uses an open education model to offer collaborative, innovative learning solutions to rural students. | Read the full story here … Continue reading

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Continuation of colonial-era forest laws and mass evictions: Historical displacement of tribals from forests – Forest Rights Act

Nitin Sethi, The Wire, 15 February 2019 State governments would have to undertake mass evictions if the court accepts a petition filed by wildlife groups. […]   If the court accepts the plea of petitioners, state governments would have to undertake mass … Continue reading

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