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Kotas: the artisan tribe of Nilgiris

Kotas: the artisan tribe of Nilgiris

Kotas have been living in the Nilgiri mountains for ages alongwith other tribes like the Todas, Kurumbas, Irulas, etc. From where and when they came to these mountains is little known, though numerous legends are recorded by foreign travellers starting from the […]

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The Kurumbas & their paintings

The Kurumbas & their paintings

  The Kurumbas, who live in the mid-ranges of the Nilgiris or “blue-mountains” entertain a confusing and mysterious identity. Several factors add to the romanticisation of these tribal people. Like the mountain ranges, the word “kurumba” is found in the adjoining states of Tamil Nadu, […]

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Toda Embroidery – a poem in black and red written with needle and thread

Toda Embroidery – a poem in black and red written with needle and thread

The skill and craft of the Toda Embroidery is experiencing a slow but sure death. What can we do to keep this alive? Embroidery is an absorbing form of cultural expression and many a times tells the story of civilization itself.  The vast […]

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My Nilgiris, My Pride – an initiative by One Earth Foundation

My Nilgiris, My Pride – an initiative by One Earth Foundation

Under its Enviro Reach program, One Earth Foundation has launched a new and exciting initiative – My Nilgiris, My Pride.  This initiative reaches out to the thousands of children in the numerous remote panchayat schools of Nilgiris and highlights the natural and cultural wealth […]

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