Gondi song from Kondagaon Bastar in Tribal Dance festival in Khajuraho...

Anima Banerjee is calling from Khajuraho in Madhya Pradesh where she is attending Indian Traditional Folk and Tribal dance festival. Tribal dancers from Badgaiya village from Kondagaon district in Bastar Chhattisgarh are singing a traditional song in Gondi language. For more Anima Ji can be reached at 8717872770

Posted on: Feb 18, 2014. Tags: ANIMA BANERJEE BASTAR KONDAGAON

Bastar journalists complete foot march protesting murder of two colleagues...

Mangal Kunjam is calling from Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh where Journalists have completed a foot march which started on 26th January from Abujhmaad area. He says this march was in protest of murder of two journalists by Naxals last year. Journalists are being pressurized by both sides. No Naxals came forward to meet the journalists during the march. They have spoken to many villagers to understand their views to bring peace. Mangal@9407708515

Posted on: Jan 30, 2014. Tags: BASTAR MANGAL KUNJAM

March in Bastar to understand villagers views to resolve problem of violence...

Hari Singh Sidar from Lanjora village in Kondagaon district in Chhattisgarh is telling us about a march of Journalists and social activists. The march will start on 26th January from Orchha in Abujhmarh area and will culminate on 30th January in Bijapur after covering 150 kms. 78 people have confirmed their participation. The march will talk to villagers on the way and will try to understand their views on how to solve the current problem in Bastar. SidarJi@8959390455

Posted on: Jan 23, 2014. Tags: BASTAR HARI SINGH SIDAR

Love song from Ghotuls in Bastar: A girl child sings...

ग्राम कराची तहसील भानुप्रतापपुर जिला कांकेर (छत्तीसगढ़) से सरिता समरथ जी की मदद से वहाँ की एक बालिका घोटुल में गाये जाना वाला गोंडी गीत गा रही है यह गीत गाकर बस्तर की बालक बालिकाएं अपने जीवन साथी का चयन करते हैं
रे रे लयो रेले लयो रेले लला रेले ला
वायकी वायकी बिनोसा अवर गुटु दे
निवा नवा पोलो अनार गुटु दे
चिचगोपा फया न वली दाना ।
इद मावा जिन्दगी रैंड दियाना
इद मावा जिन्दगी रैंड दियाना ।
दादा न वाईना किदुर कुसाना
हे निवा करम रो मड़मी दियाना ।
डोडंग डोडंग वायना ईटिंग बोटंग फयाना
इद मावा जिन्दगी रैंड दियाना ।

Posted on: Jan 07, 2014. Tags: BASTAR GONDI SARITA SAMRATH

Traditional healing knowledge of Bastar must be preserved and promoted...

Mastram from Bundelkhand is attending a 3 days meeting of traditional healers in Masora village in Bastar, Chhattisgarh and says he was amazed with the knowledge of traditional healers which is slowly disappearing. He says this age old knowledge needs to be preserver for betterment of humanity. He saw some examples of curing difficult diseases with almost no expenditure. Efforts should be made to give due respect to this knowledge. Mastram@09755009512

Posted on: Dec 31, 2013. Tags: BASTAR MASTRAM BUNDELKHAND

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