When the recent
tsunami wreaked havoc in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, media
attention shifted to the region that had been only viewed as an
idyllic getaway. The indigenous tribes which escaped with only a few
casualities also came into the spotlight. Sridhar
K. Chari gives an account of the lesser-known aspects of the
life of tribes inhabiting the emerald isles.
tribesmen of many indigenous island peoples in the Asia Pacific region
have an interesting philosophy—"Never rush anywhere at full
speed," the wise old elder of a hamlet might say. "Slow down
occasionally, stop a while, so that your soul can catch up with you.
They can’t travel as fast as your bodies!"
Painter as rebel
Voice of faith
Page Three capers
Star who sang her way into hearts
Chop of the old block
Claim to gain
PULTA: Home truth
LIFE: Daylilies for all times
Know your man, the Jane Austen way
Prize and prejudice