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Rajasthan's nomadic tribes suffer neglect as lack of unity, political apathy leave them on fringes of society
India

Rajasthan's nomadic tribes suffer neglect as lack of unity, political apathy leave them on fringes of society

Successive state government in Rajasthan have failed to do justice to the nomadic communities, or the ghumantu jaatis.

Tibetan nomads forcibly 'resettled' by China struggle with loss of an over 8,000-year-old heritage
World

Tibetan nomads forcibly 'resettled' by China struggle with loss of an over 8,000-year-old heritage

For more than 8,000 years, Tibetan nomads have lived in perfect harmony with their surroundings.

At the Banni Pashu Mela, a unique glimpse into the lives of Kutch's maaldhari communities
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At the Banni Pashu Mela, a unique glimpse into the lives of Kutch's maaldhari communities

The Banni Pashu Mela is organised by the Banni Breeders Association. It brings together all maaldhari communities in Banni. There are animal beauty contests, milking contests, races, and freestyle wrestling for men (locally known as bakhmalakdo) during the day, and soirées featuring Sufi and folk music in the evenings.

Maharashtra govt reaches out to backward classes ahead of 2019 polls, okays schemes worth Rs 736 cr
India

Maharashtra govt reaches out to backward classes ahead of 2019 polls, okays schemes worth Rs 736 cr

Maharashtra Cabinet approved several schemes worth Rs 736 crores for backward classes, including financial support in the forms of the individual loan, group loan and interest subvention to OBCs, SCs and STs

Dhule lynching: Only a handful of people stay back in Rainpada, residents say village's image being unfairly tarnished
India

Dhule lynching: Only a handful of people stay back in Rainpada, residents say village's image being unfairly tarnished

Residents of Rainpada village in Dhule district, where five men were lynched following a rumour, say their village is being unfairly maligned.

In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground
Firstpost Ground Report

In the Kanjarbhat community, a campaign against 'virginity tests' is slowly gaining ground

In the Kanjarbhat community, a bride must submit to a 'virginity test' on the night of her wedding. But a campaign spearheaded by the community's youth is hoping to put an end to the practice | A ground report | <a href="<?php echo get_permalink(); ?>"> Read More...</a>

The Outsiders: Nomadic Bakkarwal tribe in focus after Kathua rape case
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The Outsiders: Nomadic Bakkarwal tribe in focus after Kathua rape case

Bakkarwals (literally ‘goat people’) are nomadic pastoralists from Jammu and Kashmir. They move to the plains of Jammu in winter, and the high mountains of Kashmir in the summer, making way not just for their flocks of sheep and goat, but also for the entire trekking industry in the state.

Photographer Michael Benanav traces nomadic tribe Van Gujjars' spring migration
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Photographer Michael Benanav traces nomadic tribe Van Gujjars' spring migration

American photojournalist Michael Benanav chronicled the nomadic Van Gujjars' annual spring migration

Travelling with the Van Gujjars: Tracing a forest-dwelling nomadic tribe's spring migration
Life

Travelling with the Van Gujjars: Tracing a forest-dwelling nomadic tribe's spring migration

The Van Gujjars, who trace their origins back to Kashmir, first came to the Shivaliks some 1,500 years ago

Goa govt, social outfits attempt to bring monkey-hunting tribe into mainstream
Life

Goa govt, social outfits attempt to bring monkey-hunting tribe into mainstream

Goa government, along with a few social outfits, is trying to bring a monkey-hunting nomadic tribe into the mainstream society.

Trouble for Sharad Pawar, NCP: Dhangars want a quota after Marathas, Muslims
Politics

Trouble for Sharad Pawar, NCP: Dhangars want a quota after Marathas, Muslims

The Dhangars, a shepherd community, have traditionally voted for the NCP. They have now been wooed aggressively by the BJP, which has promised to include them in the ST category.