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Wishing all a healthy, happy & prosperous Year 2015

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary December - 26 - 2014 0 Comment

Tribal Art workshop

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary April - 9 - 2014 0 Comment

Visiting students from a leading international school in Bangalore attended a Kurumbas tribal art workshop organized by One Earth Foundation.  The Kurumbas are a Primitive Tribal Group that reside on the steep slopes of Western Ghats in the district of Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu.  Kurumbas art has few practitioners left and One Earth Foundation endeavors to create awareness about this and other Traditional arts and crafts that are rapidly disappearing.  [ Read More ]


Happy & Healthy New Year to all !!

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary January - 5 - 2014 0 Comment

Healthy & happy Year 2014 for all!  


Tribal Knowledge Systems: The need for documentation & revival

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary August - 24 - 2013 0 Comment
Kurumbas of Nilgiris

A cultural holocaust There are over 645 scheduled tribes found in India – the largest tribal population in the world.  Over thousands of years these tribal communities have gained immense knowledge and skills.  The past hundred years have witnessed a cultural holocaust of immense proportions where these knowledge systems and wisdom is disappearing at an unprecedented rate.  There is an urgent need to create awareness, document and revive these pools  [ Read More ]


Trek through a Kurumbas village

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary August - 20 - 2013 0 Comment

We are pleased to share with you some images from our recent treks through some of the Kurumbas villages.  These hamlets are located between 3000 – 5000 ft above MSL and usually on very steep slopes.  Lack of basic amenities is evident and clean water remains a challenge. We share this with our readers to create awareness about the nature of tribal villages and dwellings.  Enjoy the images   KARI  [ Read More ]


Have a Great Year 2013

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary January - 1 - 2013 0 Comment
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Wishing everyone a joyous and healthy Year 2013


Art for a cause: ISC Student’s Camp in Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary December - 13 - 2012 0 Comment

  Grade XII ISC students  from a leading school in Bangalore, continued their community action project to create awareness and promote the dying Kurumbas art form in the Nilgiris.  A group of about 10 students dedicated their field trip to visiting a Kurumbas tribal village,  learning about the core tribal art motifs from tribal artists and to design and produce bags, cards, etc. that would be part of a tribal  [ Read More ]


Students from Delhi get a taste of tribal Art

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary July - 23 - 2012 0 Comment

  Learning the art of making colour from forest trees & plants Students from a leading school of India located in Delhi NCR visited the Nilgiris on a quest to explore the Blue Mountains.  Enthusiastic students accompanied by very dedicated teachers explored many ecological sites and studied the tribal heritage of these magnificent hills. A day was spent visiting a Kurumbas village and interacting with the inhabitants of this small hamlet.  The  [ Read More ]


Tribal Art Camps initiated in Burliar Region of Nilgiris

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary April - 18 - 2012 0 Comment
Young Kurumbas artists

  The Burliar hills (ranging from 2500 ft till 3500 ft above MSL) en-route from Mettupalayam to Coonoor is home to about 5% of the total Kurumbas tribal population.   ASs you are aware, the Kurumbas are a Schedules tribe and also declared a Primitive Tribal Group (PTG) and the Kurumbas are found only in the Nilgiris district of Tamil Nadu. One Earth Foundation’s initiative to revive the dying art  [ Read More ]


Students on field trip learn about kurumbas & their art

Posted by Raminder Chowdhary March - 1 - 2012 0 Comment

On a field trip to the Nilgiris, exploring the tribal culture and the ecology of the region, 12th grade students from a leading Gwalior based school visited a Kurumbas village on the lower elevations of the blue mountains.  31 boys accompanied by 3 teachers were all set to learn about the Kurumbas – a primitive tribal group residing in the Nilgiris.   The group was enthusiastic to know  about the art  [ Read More ]