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  • Learn all about date palm jaggery with Amitabh and Nutan in Saudagar
    on Oct 4, 2009 in Eco-entertainment
    SAUDAGAR (1973). Directed by Sudhendu Roy. With Amitabh Bachchan, Nutan Behl, Padma Khanna, Trilok Kapoor.Basic plot:Moti (Amitabh), a gur tapper and trader, loves Phoolbanu (Padma Khanna), a village girl. Unfortunately, he is unable to afford to pay...
  • The Harvest Festivals of India Quiz
    on Sep 23, 2009 in Printable activities
    Read ‘The Harvest festivals of India’ and test your knowledge.The harvest festival of Kerala is1) Diwali2) Pongal3) Onam4) ChristmasThe harvest festival Pongal is celebrated in1) September2) April3) January4) JuneBaisaki celebrates the bountiful...
  • The Harvest Festivals of India
    on Sep 21, 2009 in Info: Festivals
    Ever since primitive man settled down to cultivate his own crops, harvest festivals — thanksgiving celebrations for a successful and abundant harvest — have been carried out throughout the world.In India, primarily an agrarian society with 70% of...
  • Thank You card for Mother Nature
    on Sep 16, 2009 in Crafts
    You will need…- drawing paper (A4 size)- a selection of clean, dry leaves- water colours- paintbrushes- orange card or thick paper (A4 size)* Paint the underside of a leaf (side with the raised veins) and press it on your drawing paper. Coat the le...
  • Lesson plan: Traditions of thanking nature
    on Sep 16, 2009 in Lesson Plans
    This lesson plan has been prepared as a follow-up to the ecological tale: The Honey Gatherers of Sunderbans.What are the 3 mistakes for which Gaffar got punished?- he took the whole comb without leaving any chunk behind- he adulterated the honey by m...
  • Support the Honey Gatherers
    on Sep 10, 2009 in Actions for the Environment
    Today traditional communities of honey gatherers are facing an increasing pressure from the modern world. Their lifestyle is in danger of vanishing, their traditional knowledge is getting lost, and their race is on the verge of extinction.1) Honey Ga...
  • Lesson Plan: All about Apis dorsata and honey gatherers of India
    on Sep 5, 2009 in Lesson Plans
    This lesson plan has been prepared has a follow-up to the story: The Honey Gatherers of SunderbansWhat do we learn about bees and honey gatherers from our story?- In India, honey is collected in the jungle.- There is a community of people whose tradi...
  • The Honey Gatherers of India
    on Sep 4, 2009 in Info: Indigenous people
    The Honey hunters of India are usually Adivasis (tribals) that have always been dependent on the forest for survival. Due to prolonged isolation over the years, they have developed their own traditions and lifestyles that are most adapted and in tune...
  • The Sunderbans
    on Sep 3, 2009 in Info: Eco-regions of India
    The Sunderbans is an evergreen mangrove forest set in the largest estuarine delta of the world. In the Bay of Bengal, the mighty river Ganges, joined by the Brahmaputra and the Meghna rivers split into numerous creeks and channels like the branches o...
  • Bees of India
    on Sep 2, 2009 in Info: Biodiversity
    India is the centre of origin of honeybee species. The four honeybees of India are:Apis florae, the Little bee, also called the Dwarf honeybee, is a wild bee, little bigger than a mosquito, found in South India. Apis florae is a primitive bee that bu...
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