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Picture of the Week #4

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An early morning view from the Rangoon-Mandalay express train in Burma.  I was planning on getting off at Thazi, which was roughly half-way between Rangoon and Mandalay.  From Thazi, my plan was to hitchhike to Bagan.

Report on Lok Biradari Prakalp, Hemalkasa

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Late Baba Amte (1914-2008)

“After my tour in the tribal belt of the Madias, I feel the intensity of injustice right down to my toe-nails.” – Baba Amte


I read somewhere: “Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God’s handwriting.”

I’ve an obsession for seeing beautiful and unusual places. Hence my trip to Hemalkasa.

Video: Assamese Tribal Dances

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I was fortunate enough to see the Madia-Gond tribal students of Lok Biradari Prakalp school in Hemalkasa perform Assamese tribal dances.

Lok Biradari Prakalp (People’s Brotherhood Project), a project started by late Baba Amte was adopted by his youngest son, Dr. Prakash Amte and his wife, Dr. Mandakini Amte (recipients of Maysaysay Award – 2008) for the welfare of Maharashtra’s Madia-Gond tribal people in Maharashtra’s remote Gadchiroli district.