Todas: The Naturalistic People

The values these people espouse are linked to the fact that their sacred homeland is now at the heart of India’s very first biosphere reserve.

With Sickle and Stick They Saved a Forest

A story of transformation of village women into an unwavering collective which can stand for its rights and for values they cherish.

Gardens of Nutrition and Health

"Our seed diversity is preserved and cultivated, though we did loose some seeds like red maze but we have tried and revived the lost seeds"

Odisha plans to introduce millets in PDS, mid-day meal by year end

The southern region of Odisha is home to many tribals and millets have been their staple diet since generations.

Surviving through Ages

Can trees survive with roots immersed permanently in water? For hundreds of years?? And human communities have protected them?

What we can Learn from the Tribals about Forests as a Source of Food Security

“Forests are the root of our existence. We care for forests as they provide us with food, teach us the way of life, and do not discriminate."

Slow food festival held in Kotagiri

Tribal groups brought tubers, greens, millets and even milk from indigenous cattle that have been used by them for many generations.

The Newtons of Gadchiroli: tribals rise to power in local body polls

The battle these elected representatives are waging against indiscriminate mining, and for tribal rights ...

A Village in Bengal Where Every Inmate is an Artist

The Patua painters also sing Pater Gaans which may relate to mythology and tribal rituals or to issues like preventing spread of HIV/AIDS.

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