What would locals like others know about India? Presenting relevant links in a somewhat random fashion:
Where it’s forbidden to serve meat – BBC
India general election 2019: What happened?
Economic Impact of Responsible Tourism in Kerala
Shripad Naik launches Comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Criteria for India
How green must the hills be
Creativity goes common – Times of India
River Terns of Bhadra
No more pearlspot
Celebrating India Independence Day
Chicken biryani Hyderabadi style – All Recipes
Cities of India
Spotlight on Uttarakhand
It shall be the duty of every citizen of India to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers and wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures.
– The Constitution of India Article 51-A(g) (poster)
Tribal people constitute 8.2% of the nation’s total population, over 84 million people according to the 2001 census.
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples – Greener Pastures
The Monpa Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh
Iconic buildings: Viceroy House, Delhi – Colin Bisset takes us to the opulent Viceroy House.
Five Lessons from India – One of this century’s greatest surprises has been the economic and social revolution in India. A country long characterised by such adjectives as ‘timeless’, ‘spiritual’ and ‘backward’ is now viewed through a new set of cliches: ‘hi-tech’, ‘materialistic’, ‘go-getting’. But what is the real nature of this rapid change, and what are its roots?
Bollywood’s Obsession with Hinglish – A look at the rise of Hinglish a mix of English and Hindi, in Indian literature and in Bollywood films.
The Upanishads – Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Upanishads, the sacred texts of Hinduism.
Indian Skin Deep or How the Nation Came Home in Rabindranath Tagore’s Gora – A celebration of Tagore. He’s been called the Shakespeare of Bengal and he’s the only poet whose songs have been used as the national anthems for two different nations—India and Bangladesh
Varanasi: a living history – Take a journey into the history, mythology and sounds of Hinduism’s holiest city. Encounter explores the city’s religious and social fault lines—meeting Brahmin priests, wandering pilgrims, Hindu scholars, Muslim street vendors, academics, activists, craftsmen and boatmen.
Holi – The Festival of Colours
Pongal – Harvest Festival in southern India
Pooram – Elephants are decorated and paraded in the procession
Lathmar Holi is a local celebration, but it takes place well before the national Holi day on March 27.
Lotus is the national flower of India.
Banyan is the national tree of India.
India Tourism Ecatalog
Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel KITTS
11 Safety Tips for Women Living or Traveling Alone in India
http://indiauntravelled.com – @IndiaUntraveled
http://helptourism.com/blog – Communities, Conservation, Commitments in Local Tourism in the East Himalaya
The storytellers from East-Himalaya
Una Vuelta Por India (Español)
http://the-shooting-star.com – @shivya
Republic Day (January 26)
thefolktales.com – @thefolktales
India – Lonely Planet
Ministry Press Releases
Leapfrogging to Ecotourism in India?
Pay as you go: clean-toilet program for India’s towns – CSM
wildlifeconservationtrust.org – @WCT_India
Handmade in India – An Encyclopedia on Crafts in India
Volunteering in India
niiti consulting – @niiticonsulting
http://www.kabani.org – Facebook page
National Institute of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Hyderabad
Overland Travel – Transitions Abroad
Fourth National Report
National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (v.2)
Keoladeo National Park
March 10-12 Indian Biodiversity Congress and Expo (IBC 2017) (Puducherry)
Voltage: 230 V; Plugs C & D.
Chetna Organic: Chetna Organic Farmers Association (COFA) and a producers company – Chetna Organic Agriculture Producer Company (COAPCL), Chetna Organic is a belief of more than 8000 predominantly tribal farmers in the practices of sustainable agriculture and ethical trade. It is an effort to support small and marginal tribal farmers from the rain-fed regions of Andhra Pradesh (Telengana), Mahrashtra (Vidarbha) and Western Orissa (Kalahandi & Bolangir) to adapt agrarian systems which are more sustainable and more profitable, by minimizing their dependence on external factors.
- Ministry of Environment and Forests
- Wildlife Trust of India
- Wildlife SOS
- WWF India
- Bombay Natural History Society
- Wildlife Institute of India
- J&K Forest Department
- Department of Environment & Remote Sensing
- J&K State Forest Corporation
- Department of Soil Conservation, J&K
- J&K State Pollution Control Board
- J&K State Forest Institute
- J&K Social Forestry Department
Assam Biosphere Reserve
#India saved from deforestation http://
Karnataka, a state filled with an abundance of diverse landscapes, cultures, wildlife, heritage and activities. #VisitKarnataka for an unforgettable experience.
Asia – Banyan – Bazaar – Biryani – Bollywood – BRIC – Cricket – Culture – Curry– Devrais (Sacred Groves) – Diwali – Dosa – Festivals – Ganesha – India – India Pale Ale – IST – Kabaddi – Lotus – Mango – Mehmaan Nawazi (Hospitality) – Monsoon – Neem – Outsourcing – Peacock – Rupee – Saffron – Sandalwood – Sari – Shiva – Subcontinent – Swami Vivekananda – Temple – Tiger – Vulture