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Nepal : about Tharus and newcomers in Taraï region

In the southern plains of Nepal is living the Tharu tribe, the second largest ethnic community of the country. Two mysteries surround them : where they come from and how they came to be resistant to malaria. Some anthropologists speculate … Continue reading

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In India, tribal languages are on the verge of extinction

In India, the state of Orissa is famous for its monuments, its beaches and its tribes. Unfortunately, tribal languages of Orissa are fast becoming extinct. While 62 tribal languages existed at the time of Independence ( in 1947), only 22 have … Continue reading

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India : urine is good for health

Among the medicines recommended by the ayurveda ( the main indian traditional system of medicine, the other one being the siddha), most of them are made out of plants. Nowadays, more than 1.000 plants are used for medical reasons. In the … Continue reading

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India: from brain drain to brain gain

The indian brain drain began in the 60’s. At this time, the labour market was saturated. So many newly graduates went to the West where the barrier to immigration had been opened recently. The first destination was USA where the Immigration Act fostered the … Continue reading

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India : about schoolkids who walk on fire to overcome their fears

Since decades, hindus have been accused of being cowards…despite of the many acts of bravery of the Rajput clans ( warriors and kings from western India) in the mediaeval times.    Recently, something like 200 schoolkids of a private school in … Continue reading

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The “Gadaba”, an Indian tribe.

The Gadaba are one of the most primitive tribes of India. They live in the forests of Orissa ( an indian state). Their population is estimated at something like 80.000. Their main source of livelihood is agriculture. Besides it is supplemented … Continue reading

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Among the Bonda, one of the most primitive tribe in India

The “Bonda” are one of the many tribes living in the jungles of Orissa ( an eastern Indian state), one of the most primitive undoubtedly. Though few in numbers ( something like 6.000), they have successfully retained the distinctive features of … Continue reading

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Islam : in the beginning was the duty of peace

There is seldom been a time in history when muslims were so looked down upon and so oppressed as they are today. The prophet Muhammad brought only one Islam. But today there are many muslim religions. There are the sunni and the … Continue reading

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India : where women are married to young boys…

Through most of the day, Usmail carries sandstone slabs at a quarry in the Thar desert ( Rajasthan, India). It’s a back-breaking work under the unforgiving sun and anybody would be happy to return home when the day’s work is … Continue reading

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India : on snakes, cosmetics and evil spirits

Sapera are one of the many gypsy communities living in India. In a recent past, they used to wander in the western state of Rajasthan where they are still considered as untouchables by the indian mainstream because of their way of … Continue reading

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