In the pastures of creativity

In the pastures of creativity: Dec 12, 2016 THE HINDU Celebrated Australian artist Jo Bertini explains how she intends to take her work with Maldhari community to the world. It has been a prolonged and lonely journey for Jo Bertini. This never-say-die Australian has been out in the desert for

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In A Nation Pained By Farmers’ Suicides

In A Nation Pained By Farmers’ Suicides, What Keeps Animal-Herders Buoyant?  Dec 11, 2016 OUTLOOK An ongoing Delhi event on India’s pastoral groups focuses on new-age dynamics of Gujarat’s Kutch Why don’t animal-herders commit suicide? Well, unlike with farmers, mobility enables pastoralists to overcome the vagaries of nature. A constant

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Living Lightly

Living Lightly: Get glimpses of a nomadic life projected in urban Delhi: Dec 11, 2016 HINDUSTAN TIMES A camel milk cheese-making workshop, works of Indian and international photographers on display, and more is part of an ongoing exhibition on nomadic tribes of India. Isn’t a layer of extra cheese in

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Where visitors can get a taste of India’s rich

Where visitors can get a taste of India’s rich and endangered pastoral culture: Dec 10, 2016 SUNDAY GUARDIAN LIVE A new art exhibition in the national capital aims to highlight the pastoralist way of life and the threat it faces from rampant urbanisation. Handcrafted artworks by weavers from across India

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The Outlier

The Outlier: Dec 6, 2016 THE PIONEER Australian artist Jo Bertini captures the lives of Kutch pastoralists, their remarkable history of mobility, the eco-systems which nurture their life, culture and spiritual moorings. By S S Balan It was unusual to see the Maldhari pastoralists, attired in their traditional dress, roam the

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Keeping the Pastures Alive

Keeping the Pastures Alive: Dec 3, 2016 THE NEW INDIAN EXPRESS1 He could be somewhat of a superhero. Maybe not the kind with superhuman powers but certainly one with exceptional skillfulness. The 60-year-old, Bhikhabhai Rabari, doesn’t care much for being either. All he wants is his pastoral land back that

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Potter working a piece of clay

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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Painting the imaginations

Dolphins have a streamlined fusiform body, adapted for fast swimming. The tail fin, called the fluke, is used for propulsion while the pectoral fins, together with the entire tail section, provide directional control. The dorsal fin, in those species that have one, provides stability while swimming. Though varying by species,

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