Also this is our world: a Toda village and a sacred stone

Toda tribes live in the highest altitude of the Nilgiris mountains in South India, mainly in the surroundings of Udhagamanalam (Ooty) and Kunda taluks. They are part of the pastoral tribes and worship buffalos. The ‘hamlets’ of Todas comprise only a few houses. Todas normally live in half barrel houses. Nowadays there are only ca….

Autism and early childhood – an Indian trust that cares

“There is still a huge lack of awareness when it comes to autism and children,” Dr. Prathibha Karanth explains. She is a very engaged and warm-hearted person and known for her lifetime engagement for children with autism all over India. “Often parents do not recognize it at an early stage, they don’t want to see…

Visit at a gym at the Base of the Pyramid (BoP)

“My father has won many prizes. He has been number three in one of the biggest competitions on a national level”, a 15 years old boy explains proudly when we enter a gym in Coimbatore. We are here to find out more about micro enterprises which some people from Self-help groups (under the umbrella of…

The soap bus ticket – an idea that can change a lot

When I came across this video I thought this is really amazing – a bus ticket that serves not just as a a ticket but even as soap. Bus tickets – that’s an item everyone has access to. Every day there are a lot of opportunities to hold it in the hands. Independent from social…