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Clean Water for Tribal Communities

Clean Water for Tribal Communities

Vellaricombai, a small hamlet with about 30 residents, rests on the steep slopes of the Nilgiris mountains.  The Primitive Tribal Group – Kurumbas, have called it home for millenia.  The Kurumbas have traditionally practiced art, medicine and music.  These traditional knowledge systems […]

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On the Trails of The Blue Mountains – exploring the various ecological & cultural facets of Nilgiris

On the Trails of The Blue Mountains – exploring the various ecological & cultural facets of Nilgiris

One Earth Foundation and students from a leading school from Delhi (NCR) recently completed an exciting and challenging 5 day study tour covering various cultural heritage aspects and ecologically sensitive areas of the breathtaking Blue Mountains in South India.   A small […]

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My Village, My Pride

My Village, My Pride

  My Village, My Pride – an initiative by One Earth Foundation, aims to create and sustain a strong environmental stewardship ethic among young minds at the grassroot levels in the ecologically sensitive region of the Nilgiris (South India).  By working with […]

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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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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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