The Little-Known Rain Rituals of the Palaiyars, a Forest Tribe in Kodaikanal
A member of the Palalaiyar tribe gives us an inside look into an annual forest ritual, the details of which are usually kept hidden from outsiders.
The Lost Traditions of Dressing Up in Garhwal
A young and curious student from Balyakhana village steps into the shoes of her grandmother (quite literally) as she discovers the nature-oriented ways of dressing up in her village two generations ago.
Veer Dharerao – The Storm of Sahyadri
A teacher and a guide, shares a tale of an Adivasi freedom fighter from Kumshet village of Maharashtra, a story that has disappeared from the pages of our history.
The Search for Mother’s Laughter
In the Gullar Dogri village of Uttarakhand, a young girl ventures into the world of spirits to revive the light of her mother’s smile which pushes her to revisit her beliefs
Who Will Sleep? A Night Festival in Uttarakhand with Fire Swinging and Walking on Blades
A young student and adventurer from Uttarakhand’s Garhwal region introduces the revelry and history of Selku – a local festival celebrated with fireplay and a ‘walk on holy blades’
Chanderi – Beyond its Sarees
A guide, historian and collector of old books from Madhya Pradesh's Chanderi region sheds light on an ancient, forgotten trade route once traversed by famous travellers like Ibn Battuta.
Morung: A Fading Institution That Was Once The Only Source of Education in Nagaland
An educator from Nagaland’s Konyak Naga tribe, the last headhunting tribe in India, reminisces about the Morung - an age-old Naga institution where young unmarried men are introduced to their tribe’s history, social systems and more.
Facing the Mountains of Life to Build a Career in Mountaineering
A young girl’s inspiring journey from the traditional village of Lonthru to her dream career in mountaineering
How One Man’s Vision Brought Education to a Remote Ladakhi Village
An education crusader from Ladakh's isolated Taisuru village shares his journey of starting the village's first school making education accessible to those who cannot afford it
Hooked on Fishing
A bio-diversity enthusiast from Maharashtra’s Khadki Budruk village recalls his childhood experiences with traditional fishing, and examines the need to preserve the knowledge of indigenous methods and tools