Have a rocking Year 2014 !!

Have a rocking Year 2014 !!

The people of Nilgiris & One Earth Foundation Wish everyone a Healthy and happy Year 2014

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The Naduvattam Grasslands: A Photo tour

The Naduvattam Grasslands:  A Photo tour

Raminder Chowdhary from One Earth Foundation recently undertook a photo tour of the Naduvattam Grasslands in the picturesque upper Nilgiris.  The grasslands also known as Montaigne grasslands were the native land cover of a large part of upper Nilgiris.  About 70% have […]

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Masterchefs: A Culinary Fest & Competition of global cuisines

Masterchefs: A Culinary Fest & Competition of global cuisines

One Earth Foundation recently organized an educational field excursion for 20+ students from a leading IB school from Mumbai.  One of the days was reserved for our Culinary Fest – Masterchef as planned by the school and its students in advance. Our […]

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The Sigur Ghats overlooking Moyyar river: a photo tour

The Sigur Ghats overlooking Moyyar river: a photo tour

Some photos from a recent trip to the Sigur ghats overlooking the Moyyar river.  The journey started in Coonoor and we had to abandon our 4×4 jeep somewhere in the Ebbannad forest when the terrain became very steep and rocky.  A 2 hours […]

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An introduction to Radio Astronomy

An introduction to Radio Astronomy

A quiz on astronomy followed by a presentation by Raminder Chowdhary (Managing Trustee) of One Earth Foundation set our visiting students up for the next days visit to the Radio Astronomy Center (RAC) run by the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) […]

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Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and local communities of Nilgiris

Non Timber Forest Products (NTFPs) and local communities of Nilgiris

One Earth Foundation recently conducted a 4 day educational field excursion for 36 enthusiastic students from a leading International school from Bangalore.  Among other study modules and activities, the students got exposed to the livelihood challenges of indigenous communities and the role […]

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Ebbanad Forest & Sigur Ghats: An ecological trek

Ebbanad Forest & Sigur Ghats:  An ecological trek

One Earth Foundation organized a challenging and exciting trek in the Ebbanad forest and Sigur ghats region of Nilgiris for visiting students from Bangalore.  The native land cover of Upper Nilgiris was Shola forests and grasslands.   Over the past 150 years, […]

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Astronomy: Our solar system & beyond – an inspiring study module.

Astronomy: Our solar system & beyond – an inspiring study module.

Exploring the universe through Radio Astronomy An inspiring & challenging   Field Study module in Nilgiris One Earth Foundation organized an astronomy focused study module for an enthusiastic group of students from Bangalore.  Our group of 25 high school students were excited […]

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Tribal Medicine Workshop for students

Tribal Medicine Workshop for students

  One Earth Foundation sponsored a tribal medicine workshop conducted by Earth Trust in the very scenic ever green forests around the hamlet of Kollikorai.  The objective was to highlight the immense traditional knowledge systems of our tribal communities and the need […]

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Immigrant labor communities in Nilgiris

Immigrant labor communities in Nilgiris

Over the past decade, there has been an influx of labor into the Nilgiris from states like Assam, Jharkhand, Bihar and Orissa.  These landless laborers come to work on the tea plantations and settle in small colonies in and around the plantations. […]

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