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of Andaman Islands
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Jarawa are one of the four tribes in the Andamans – a group of
islands [belonging to India] in the Indian Ocean. The Jarawa are
hunters and gatherers and live on the two large islands. They
number between 200-400. The Government of India had initially set
aside an area for the Jarawa but the size of this reserve
gradually reduced as more of their land came under construction
for roads and settling migrants from the mainland – forcing the
Jarawa deeper into the forest – into smaller areas. In May 2002,
the Indian Supreme Court in a landmark decision ordered the road
closed, the settlers be removed from Jarawa land, and banned all
logging. Survival - a London based organisation supporting tribal
people worldwide - is now trying to ensure the implementation of
the court order.
Siblings - the achievers, not the inheritors
looks at siblings who have made a name for themselves - not through
inheritance - but through talent and commitment to their chosen field.
Michael and Chris Ondaatje, Siddharth and Tunku Varadarajan, Fareed and
Arshad Zakaria, Anoushka Shankar and Norah Jones - are all headliners.
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South Asian Voice in Davos - January 2003
again, the-minds-that matter', met in Davos last month . A
pictorial look at the South Asian voice on a variety of
Cello, the bass member of the violin family and Indian classical music are
as apart as Delhi and Amsterdam. But in Saskia's hands the two worlds come
together in an undulating musical fusion. Saskia's musical journey began in Amsterdam under the
guidance of the late cello virtuoso Tibor de Machula. Today she is the only
artist in the world who has adapted this western instrument to Indian music
and her performances usually end with standing ovations.
of conduct for religions - by Swami Agnivesh &
Rev. Valson Thampu
Serialisation of 'Knock at Every Alien Door' - by
Incest & Child Abuse
International Sports Events in February 2003