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Guided tour – Part 10

In its pursuit of solutions to the challenges posed by Modernity, India’s urban youth now takes pride in indigenous culture: “tribal” Fashion, Health and nutrition, Nature and wildlife, Eco tourism and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples are regularly featured in the Media. It is up to young members of tribal … Continue reading

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Reserves that are central to the ecological security of a unique group of islands: Tribal rights and conservation – Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The entire Nicobar islands is a tribal reserve and is key for the survival of a number of species of rare and endemic flora and fauna. Unlike the rest of India, tribal rights and conservation are not at the opposite … Continue reading

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Eco-spirituality in the face of climate change: Learning from the Kaani tribe of Kanyakumari District – Tamil Nadu

Indigenous leaders from around the world will join government officials, scientists, activists, and NGO representatives at the U.N. climate summit in Scotland to highlight the role of Indigenous peoples in providing climate mitigation and adaptation solutions https://news.mongabay.com/2021/10/indigenous-leaders-to-push-for-land-tenure-rights-as-climate-solution-at-cop26/ ECO-SPIRITUALITY AND CLIMATE … Continue reading

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Learn more about tribal communities in Uttarakhand

Nestled in the lap of the Himalayas, Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful northern states of India that enthralls everyone with its spectacularly scenic landscapes. Charming hill stations juxtaposed against snow-capped peaks, quaint villages along winding mountain roads, serpentine … Continue reading

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Trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time to time – Kerala, Rajasthan & Tamil Nadu

In an atmosphere where every morning, our newspapers greet us with stories of girls being tormented, raped, killed or treated like a doormat in one way or another, trust India’s “village republics” to bring in some good news from time … Continue reading

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