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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 : about female emancipation and family duties

Once, I heard a young woman from Delhi saying : ” One of my friends ( a woman too) has had sexual relations with 16 different boys within a year.” That’s something unconceivable, impossible for almost all the Indian women. … Continue reading

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India : about water scarcity and miracles…

Water has become one of the most sought-after products of the 21° century. Because the Indian population is rising and lifestyles are changing, the stress on the water resources is growing. For the women living in rural India, getting a bucket of drinking … Continue reading

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What Gandhi said : take from the nature what is needed and no more

“The incessant search for material comforts and their multiplication is an evil. I make bold to say that the Europeans will have to remodel their outlook, if they do not want to perish under the weight of the comforts to which they … 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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