Total Health’s Arrjava Warriors, a group of yoga practitioners tell us how the ancient knowledge has changed both their lives as well as their students’
Teenage pregnancies, anemia, and lack of hygiene mark the lives of Chenchu women in the Nalamalla hills
In Amrabad, the Chenchu tribal community is burdened by microloans with a steep interest rate and debt traps including forced labour and land collaterals
Traditionally hunter-gatherers, the Chenchus of Amrabad and NSTR are using their skill with the bow and arrow to gain success as sportspeople
Easily accessible alcohol from towns outside their forest homes is pushing Chenchu adults deeper into alcohol addiction, making alcoholic liver cirrhosis the major cause of death in this community
As the tricolour slips off the sewing machines at Total Health’s women’s skilling project, we walk around Aragonda village, talking to people about what freedom looks like at 75
Honey drips down K Siva’s gloved forearms as he squeezes the combs over a thin white cloth, with a satisfying squelch. A resident of Thirumalagiri Chenchu colony in the Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve, he is one of the nearly 25 honey collectors from the indigenous tribe. He will soon set this pot of golden honey on a double boiler to prolong […]
Aragonda village in Thavanampalle Mandal of Andhra Pradesh is famous for its mango varieties – Banganapalle, Neelam, Imampasand, Totapuri, Kalapadi. But a couple of decades ago, its farmers were known to grow paddy followed by sugarcane. What brought about this change?
We travel inside the forests of Amrabad, Telangana, to understand how the Chenchu tribe depends on the forest for their survival
Students in Chittoor learn hygiene habits via modified chekka bhajanas, traditionally used to tell stories from The Ramayana.