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“We are nothing without the forest, and the forest is nothing without us”: Kattunayakans in the Nilgiris, one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world – Tamil Nadu

Living in the Nilgiris, the Kattunayakans are one of the last few remaining honey gathering communities of the world. Over many generations they have mastered the skills required to tap honey and they take great pride in their knowledge and … Continue reading

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A community whose drumming is associated with Chola, Chera and the Pandya kings – Tamil Nadu

The Hindu, Friday Review, November 03, 2016 | To read the full article and view a larger image, click here >> Thudumbu and Thudumbattam are played at temple festivals in and around Coimbatore. We went to Coimbatore for a concert but decided to stay back … Continue reading

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Tip | Kalpavriksh: “COVID-19 crisis as an incredible opportunity to move towards equity and sustainability” – Tamil Nadu

Ashish Kothar | Read the full story with photos in The Hindu >> True self-reliance won’t come from relentless industrialisation, but from localisation and decentralisation, as demonstrated by these remarkable stories of empowered rural communities Not so long ago, Dalit … Continue reading

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“Adivasis no longer walk among the elephants without fear” – Human animal conflict on the rise – Tamil Nadu, Kerala & Chhattisgarh

On March 30, Kokila, an Adivasi woman, was collecting firewood with a few friends near Kozhikolly village in the Devala area of Gudalur taluk, 50 km below Udhagamandalam, when she was charged by an angry elephant. It hurled her to … Continue reading

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Food culture of Kani tribe in the Western Ghats of Kanyakumari district – Tamil Nadu

We thank you for your benevolence and charitable disposition towards the tribal people, that by your support our volunteers were able to reach Kalaparai and other places which are usually unreachable places situated at the peak beyond the Pechiparai dam, … Continue reading

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