mental health

Two Initiatives, Two Approaches, One Cause – Addressing Mental Illness in Rural India

There has always been a stigma attached to mental health. About 80 percent of districts in India do not have even one psychiatrist in public service. However, the Public Health Foundation of India is addressing the issue through two unique initiatives in Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Though still in the initial phase, these efforts have shown some great results.
Sasili, from the proud Bhil tribe, grows and sells vegetable

How The Bhil Tribe Is Moving From Starvation To Progress Through Entrepreneurship

One of the most ignored communities in the country, here's how the Bhils of Madhya Pradesh are gradually moving towards a better life with a little help from NGOs and micro loans. From growing vegetables and earning higher incomes to sending their kids to school and becoming micro entrepreneurs, these traditional warrior tribes are changing their way of life to be able to survive in the competitive world.
Photo Courtesy: "Rock Shelter 8, Bhimbetka 02" by Bernard Gagnon via Wikimedia Commons

TBI Travel: A Journey To The Hidden Shelters Of The Stone Age

History is always fascinating, and to discover that which has been hidden for a long time adds to the uniqueness of a place. Bhimbetka is sign of existence of people in the stone age, and some of the shelters show signs of being inhabited nearly 100,000 years ago! It is believed that the Pandavas from the Mahabharata also stayed here. Visit Bhimbetka to go back to the past and learn all about the lifestyle and culture of ancient times.