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Yelagiri’s traditional architecture: Tribal huts compare favourably with concrete structures – Tamil Nadu

Serena Josephine. M, The Hindu, TIRUPATTUR, January 30, 2013 On a gigantic rock at Pallakaniyur sits an example of Yelagiri’s own piece of traditional architecture, passed on for generations together. The dwelling of Govindasamy, with its unique structural design and construction … Continue reading

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Thulir, a modern school where alternatives to mainstream education, technologies and lifestyles are explored – Tamil Nadu

We at Thulir have been looking at alternatives to the mainstream education system, so that we may be able to cater to the needs of those children who get left out/left behind. As part of our learning at Thulir, we … Continue reading

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A school that successfully incorporates “the forests and the Adivasi way of life”: Vidyodaya at Gudalur – Tamil Nadu

The forest in Shanthi Teacher’s classroom Priti David, Ruralindiaonline.org May 23, 2018 | To read the full story or view a slideshow, click here >> The forest enters the classroom at Vidyodaya School, Gudalur, when ‘Shanthi Teacher’ starts the mathematics … Continue reading

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Giving Irula healing practices a place in modern medicine: A new source of livelihood for “one among the six oldest Adivasi tribes” – Puducherry & Tamil Nadu

The term Irula means being capable of finding one’s path in dark forests, according to an Irula myth | Read the full report in the Times of India here >> Born in nature’s lap, Irulas share a symbiotic relationship with Mother Earth. They … Continue reading

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The Shola Sky Islands in the Western Ghats: Recommendations for conservation and restoration of grasslands – Tamil Nadu

Not seeing the grass for the trees: Timber plantations and agriculture shrink tropical montane grassland by two-thirds over four decades in the Palani Hills, a Western Ghats Sky Island  PLoS One. 2018; 13(1): e0190003. Published online 2018 Jan 10. doi:  … Continue reading

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