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Periyar Tiger Reserve | Representational image | Commons

English-medium schools, cars, Europe markets: How this tribe became richest in Western Ghats

These families shifted from the core area of the Periyar Tiger Reserve to the buffer zones seventy- two years ago.
Zeliang tribesmen of Nagaland rehearsing their traditional dance during Hornbill Festival | Commons

Proposal in January but can’t marry in July — the rituals of Zeliang tribe in Nagaland

Zeliang people have specific rituals for birth, marriage & death. For instance, anyone visiting the groom's house must enter with their right foot first at the threshold.
Ki Monastery in Spiti Valley | Commons

Go to Lahaul-Spiti for ‘internet ka vanvaas’. Digital India & telecom companies skipped it

The goal of Digital India cannot be achieved without ending the digital deprivation of its most marginalised communities.
Madhumala Chattopadhyay with a three-month-old Jarawa baby | Madhumala Chattopadhyay/ThePrint

What’s Christianity to those who pray to sky & sea, says first woman to contact Sentinelese

Anthropologist Madhumala Chattopadhyay talks about 'missionary' John Allen Chau's fatal visit to the Sentinelese island. 

On Camera

Haider to Shikara: Why Kashmiri Pandits are done being homeless and voiceless

A new generation in Kashmir has grown up in the long shadow of Pandits' exodus in 1990. And both Muslims and Hindus have gained memories from a generation that is slowly losing them.

Should Delhi’s Republic Day parade be held in a state capital every year?

As India celebrates its 71st Republic Day of the Constitution coming into force, many ask if this extravagant display in New Delhi is really necessary in the 21st century.

Defence

Mi-17 V5 chopper | Wikimedia commons

Pilots of IAF chopper shot down in friendly fire in Budgam awarded gallantry medals

Four other IAF personnel on board the chopper have been awarded ‘Mention-in-Despatches’ posthumously by the President.

The world has a message for Modi: Brand India is severely damaged

India’s image — and by extension Modi’s — has been damaged by a combination of identity politics and economic decline. But the world isn’t writing us off, not yet.