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TNM Exclusive: 2 Kerala men, who started library in forest, face ostracisation
PV Chinnathampy and PK Muraleedharan, who garnered national attention for starting the Akshara Arts and Sports Library in a tribal hamlet, face ostracisation from the community.
Monday, November 18, 2019 - 12:09
Erratic rains, vanishing lands: Manmade climate change puts Wayanad in danger
Wayanad was the epicentre of the series of protests a few years ago against the recommendations of the expert panel on the Western Ghats ecology led by Madhav Gadgil.
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 12:36
Kerala govt starts project to address mental health issues of tribal people in Attappadi
This comes a year after 30-year-old Adivasi man Madhu, who reportedly had a mental health issue, was lynched to death by a mob of men in Palakkad’s Attappadi.
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 17:01
Kerala college teachers abandon unwell student at hospital to obey curfew timings
Affected by the dreaded genetic disorder sickle cell anaemia, 2nd-year degree student Bhuvana is still receiving treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in Thrissur.
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 11:07
Why the battle over re-naming elephant Peelandi in Kerala is about tribal rights
Tribals in Attappadi started protests after the Forest department renamed their favourite tusker Peelandi as Chandrasekharan, a Brahminical name that is outside the Adivasi vocabulary.
Thursday, August 22, 2019 - 15:36
How a colonial hunter’s writings inspired conservation efforts in south Indian forests
The Kenneth Anderson Nature Society has been demanding that the Melagiri region in Tamil Nadu be declared a wildlife sanctuary named after him.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 16:10
Southwest monsoon plays truant in Kerala
People in seventy percent of the local bodies in the state are now facing extreme water scarcity and depend on water-carrying trucks.
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 09:13
How this Kerala village supplied lotuses for PM Modi’s thulabharam at short notice
While six rich families in the village own the wetlands, young members of 50 other families in the locality work as labourers to pluck and transport the flowers to the temples.
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 18:37
The man who fed the hornbill family: Kerala wildlife photographer Baiju dies at 43
Once a notorious hunter and illicit hooch manufacturer, Baiju K Vasudevan later reformed and turned into a passionate protector of animals of the Athirappilly forest.
Monday, June 17, 2019 - 19:23
This man’s 3-decade fight is the story of tribal land alienation in Kerala’s Attappady
Kalimooppan began a lonely legal battle when an upper-caste neighbour forcibly usurped his land flouting all laws preventing alienation of tribal lands.
Sunday, June 16, 2019 - 13:18