Sandeep Viswanath  with students of Jamana School, Nandurbar

This Guy Left His High Paying IT Job To Teach Photography To Tribal Children

While working as an SBI Youth for India fellow, Sandeep Viswanath was almost thrown out of a school for disturbing their regular activities. But this did not break his morale. He continued working with the tribal students, teaching them photography and making five documentaries with them. Read more about his journey and why he left his well-paying IT job to work in the development sector.
The kids have taken keen interest on plant cultivation

From Building Bridges To Building Blood Banks, This Man Has Done It All!

Meet the man who has been working for 26 years with a tribal people to include them in India's growth story. Be it education, health, arts and culture, women empowerment, infrastructure - there is not a single aspect of their lives that Mr. Debabrata Ghosh has not touched upon and improved. Is it even possible for one man to do so much? Read more to find out!
The Hospital carries out about 2,200 deliveries every year

SEWA Rural – Taking Development To The Poorest Of Poor In The Remotest Of Remote Villages

When one lives in the city and enjoys excellent health care at one’s beck and call, it is difficult to appreciate the hardships suffered by the poor in remote locations of India. SEWA Rural is an organization that aims at improving the lives of these very deprived people. From healthcare to vocational training, they have been providing holistic development to the needy in Gujarat for 33 years now, and even today, they continue to serve the poor with utmost enthusiasm.
A moment of rest before the arduous climb.

TBI Photo Journeys: The Golden Temple of Jejuri

Listen to the many folk tales, and see for yourself the myriad hues, besides the mounds of golden yellow turmeric, that mark the tribal town of Jejuri. Famed for its temple that promises marital bliss to the newly-wedded, and a fort that has played host to Shivaji, Jejuri is an enchanting place - full of myths, paradoxes and spell-binding tribal traditions. Take a tour with us.
The 18 girls in their traditional attire, lifting the trophy at Victoria Gastiez, Spain

TBI Inspirations: An Incredible Journey From Jharkhand To Spain For This All-Girls Football Team

For several days now, our readers have been pointing us to a remarkably inspiring story that was making waves on social media but had not received its due coverage in conventional media. As we prepared to run the article today, it was heartening to see that it also appeared on the front page of The Hindu, covered by one of our freelance writers, Anumeha Yadav. Here we piece together the amazing story for you, compiled from the many sources that our readers have sent us, and for which we would like to thank them.
Dance forms an integral part of the festival

TBI Photo Essay: The Hornbill Festival – A Visual Treat

The Hornbill Festival, held in the first week of December every year, is a marvelous riot of colour that shows off the rich fare of diverse cultures and traditional arts that is Nagaland. Here you can witness the attires, folk music and dance forms, headgears, cuisines, paintings, handicrafts, and other intricacies of the varied tribes and sub-tribes of the state, as Meena Vaidyanathan did. Here we invite you to take a look at the festival just gone by through her words and lens, while hoping you can make it there yourself this year!
A snapshot of the Festival of Indigenous Storytellers 2011

TBI Heritage: Acoustic Traditional – Preserving Indigenous Tales, Myths and Legends

India is estimated to have about 635 indigenous communities. Each of these groups of people have a unique identity, with their very own brand of culture, traditions and folklore. Unfortunately, most of this knowledge is passed on from generation to generation in the oral form, and in the face of dwindling tribal population, advent of modern education and widespread displacement in the name of development, most of this ancient wisdom is getting eroded. This is where a group of individuals calling themselves Acoustics Traditional are making an effort to preserve the precious heritage.