Well Done, Ranjeetha

Well Done, Ranjeetha

Project Umeed L. Ranjeetha, the daughter of K. Lakshmanan and resident of Kolithorai village in Nilgiris, is amongst the few Kurumbas who attempted the state boards in 2011.  Her village is over 1 hours walk from the nearest road and her high […]

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Kurumba Art Revival Initiative

Kurumba Art Revival Initiative

KARI (Kurumba Art Revival Initiative) is sponsored by One Earth Foundation and supported by many. direct online payday loan lendersfcjbunclody.ie/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/04/payday loans on benefits WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. The Kurumbas, a primitive tribe resident on the steep slopes of the Nilgiri mountains in […]

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Sampling, Biodiversity Index, Forestry tools & their applications

Sampling, Biodiversity Index, Forestry tools & their applications

Ecological sampling methods, Biodiversity index measurements and the use of forestry tools and their varied applications is an exciting field module offered by One Earth Foundation (OEF)for students ofIBDPandAS/A level.  This Challenging day module is conducted in the Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve in […]

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The Todas of Nilgiris – Study projects

The Todas of Nilgiris – Study projects

The Todas of Nilgiris – Study projects to understand the origins, history, culture, habitat, social organization, rituals, inter-tribal relationships & dynamics and current livelihood & economic challenges  One Earth Foundation recently organized 3 study projects  involving IBDP students from Bangalore, Pune & […]

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Kurumbas & Tribal Medicine

Kurumbas & Tribal Medicine

Challenging projects for our students – Tribal art & folklore medicine One Earth Foundation organized a one day excursion with the DP students from EMWS – Mumbai to the Kurumba village of Vellari kombai  – off Mamaram village in ilgiris. Located at […]

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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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Nilgiris Ecology: Threats and Challenges

Nilgiris Ecology: Threats and Challenges

One Earth Foundation organized a trek with the students from Stonehill (Bangalore) in the fragile and protected region of Avalanche in The Nilgiris Biosphere Reserve. The objective was to highlight the critical role of native shola species (flora & fauna)  in conserving […]

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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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