The Mark of the Munda

The ritual for the piercing of ears marks the most important step in a tribal child's coming of age and his initiation into the Munda tribal fraternity. "The ear piercing acknowledges that the child can now participate in the customs and rituals that are a part of our lives and culture," says Amita, who is a Munda tribal and the IndiaUnheard Community Correspondent from district Khunti, Jharkhand. "The piercing can be done anytime and at any age from when the child is still an infant to right before her/his marriage." "If you do not have your ritual piercings, you will never be never be able to find a groom or a bride within the community. So even the most unwilling get their piercings done right before they are planning to get married," adds Amita.

The Student Teacher Ratio and School Area needs improvement

 
/ November 24, 2022

In this video of UPS Manwan Awoora school, Kupwara, Kashmir, the community correspondent Pir Azhar shows us that there are nine classes for 250 students, and due to lack of space, the lower primary classes are held outside in the open. Also the school has only 7 teachers. 

The Sinking Houseboats of Kashmir

 
/ November 23, 2022

Houseboats are a major tourist attraction in Kashmir. History says that this tradition started in the 1800s and since then it has created a unique heritage in the tourism industry.

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