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A constitution which guarantees: “The State shall not discriminate against any citizen” – The Sovereign Republic of India

“If we wish to maintain democracy not merely in form but also in fact … we must observe the caution which John Stuart Mill has given all those who are interested in the maintenance of democracy: namely, not to lay … Continue reading

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Creativity based on tribal tradition, “one of the pillars of Indian culture”: Tribal sammelan at Hampi Kannada University – Karnataka

Members of Koraga community performing the Koraga Gaja Mela at the Second Tribal Sammelan at Karkala – The Hindu 18 April 2010 Writer and former Vice-Chancellor of Hampi Kannada University Chandrashekhar Kambar said on Saturday that the Government should take … Continue reading

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Balancing demands of development and maintaining the integrity of the biodiversity hotspot: The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) – 

NITIN SETHI, The Hindu, NEW DELHI, March 18, 2014 The draft notification of Western Ghats Ecologically Sensitive Area (ESA) covering about 56,825 sq. km has been put in public domain by the Union Environment and Forests Ministry. The notification, dated … Continue reading

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“Urbanites should connect and preserve tribal life, just as we should preserve nature”: Adi Bimb” festival, NSD Chairman Ratan Thiyam – West Bengal

To read the full interview, click here >> TAPATI CHOWDHURIE, The Hindu, New Delhi, March 13, 2014 On the sidelines of the “Adi Bimb” festival, NSD Chairman Ratan Thiyam speaks of the need to appreciate and emulate the wisdom of tribal … Continue reading

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Guided tour – Part 5

India’s leading scientists are aware of the threat posed to their country’s Ecology and environment. In  a paper called “Perceiving the Forest‘, historian Romila Thapar looks at the way people observed and wrote about the forest at different times, and to see how over … Continue reading

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