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* Our lifestyle
This covers subjects relating to the way people of different nationalities and culture conduct their daily lives.

* Our Planet.
This covers how we care for our planet: its geographical features, plus flora and fauna.

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Tourism - Java - 'Jogja - Not Yoga'

by adrian 17. October 2014 09:04

The following is a brief outline of a location that I could produce as a feature travel destination.

'Jogja - Not Yoga' 

 

 Yogyakarta - or as it is often referred to 'Jogja' - is located on the Indonesian island of Java

  This feature would cover what 'Jogja' and the surrounding area has to offer as a travel destination.

 

From beaches to mountains to aw inspiring UNESCO world heritage listed monuments.

It will also reveal what Yogyakarta has to offer within the confines of this friendly city.

From temples, historical heritage buildings, and monuments to bustling local markets and high class plazas.

Even if local crafts are not high on ones list this location cannot help, but impress.

Yogyakarta has craft work of the highest calibre such as batik, and silver and gold ware much of which is still being produced as it was in years gone by.

This feature could cover in depth some of the craft aspects of Yogyakarta. 

Such as silver and goldsmiths who are still producing their work in a similar fashion just as their forefathers did.

Good connecting flights to Singapore make Yogyakarta an interesting international destination whether for a vacation or a stopover for travellers on route to places further a field.

Focal points could include -

* Background to Yogyakarta and the region

* Geographical locations 

* Local and regional sites 

* Yogyakarta - accommodation, transport getting around - including on foot,

   what to see - including off the beaten track.

 

 

                                                                                                               

 Craftsmanship of the Highest Quality

Adding a different dimension to the tourism, travel feature could be an in-depth account of the craft industry such as that associated with silver and gold craftwork being produced of the highest quality. Craftsmen still using many of the technics they learnt from their forefathers and are only too willing to demonstrate their skills to any interested party.

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Australia's Indigenous Community - Their unique Artwork

by adrian 14. March 2013 08:17
'Australia's Indigenous Community - Their Art'
 
 
  
The style of artwork produced by Australia’s indigenous artists is unique and instantly recognised around the world.

Throughout Australia it is found in galleries and a variety of retail outlets especially those related to tourism.

However, this is mainstream Australia.

This investigation is an insight into indigenous art from the perspective of the Australian indigenous community themselves. .

Where their unique form of art fits into their lifestyle and what it means to them.

Does the Australian Indigenous community consider that there artwork has a place in enhancing mainstream Australian communities just like it does their own. Not just to sell in tourist shops, but enhancing anything from buildings to lamppost – enabling mainstream Australia to displaying recognition of the nation’s indigenous people?

The feature available 'Australia's Indigenous Community - Their Art' includes:

A brief history of their indigenous art and how it has developed / changed over time - if at all.
Their interpretation of their art - such as to the use of the environment, colour, style.
Ascertain where art fits into their lifestyle, their culture / tradition – what it means to them.
Reveal how indigenous artist’s creative skills are used to enhance their own communities where they live – buildings etc.
The next generation – is there an interest to learn from their elders and maintain the unique style of Australia’s indigenous art.
From an indigenous perspective - does mainstream Australia appreciate their art?
From their point of view is there a place / should more recognition be given for their artwork / designs in mainstream Australia beyond the retail outlets.

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Queensland's Indigenous Community - Their Health And Well Being

by adrian 8. March 2013 08:26
This investigation looks at some of the health problems affecting many of Australia's indigenous people. Focusing on those who residing in some of Queensland's indigenous communities.

Queensland's Indigenous Community - Their Health And Well Being
  
 
 
 Australia - the 'lucky country' - and it certainly has been for many of the new settlers who began arriving back in 1788.

Today they enjoy a standard of living and a level of health envied by many other developed nations around the world.

This though is the mainstream, non-indigenous community.

Australia has another side - that of the indigenous community - who for thousands of years lived a nomadic lifestyle out in the open in the fresh air.

They grew tall, lean and healthy from living an un-sedentary lifestyle

They knew how and where to find water during the dry season.

They ate the seasonal bush food which had been sustaining them for generations.

Above all their minds were clear as they lived like free spirits in harmony with the environment - their land for millennia. 

This lifestyle was all to change. 

The decay set in as their lifestyle was slowly eroded and the mind games began with the arrival of the European settlers in 1788 when they found themselves being controlled both physically and mentally from their diet to the way they could think, and the men's role as providers taken away.

Before very long a variety of diseases introduced by the new colonial arrivals were having a detrimental affect on the indigenous population who had little or no resistance to the diseases with the likes of small pox, gastric complaints, and influenza taking a heavy toll.

Leprosy too had an impact with the first cases being detected in Queensland towards the end of the 19th Century. 

Although Leprosy has now long gone from Queensland indigenous health is still a major concern.

Today the major diseases affecting the indigenous population include cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, cancers and mental disorders.

The community's poor health is by and large fuelled by their lifestyle with a range of contributing factors including:

* Smoking, alcohol, drugs; 
* Obesity, lack of exercise, poor nutrition 
* High blood pressure and high cholesterol
* Unsafe sex 
* Child sexual abuse 
* Family, domestic violence
 
This can be compounded in many instances by poverty, insufficient education
and for many remote communities poor access to health services.

This investigation looks at the health of Australia's indigenous communit6y residing in Queensland.
 
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The feature available Queensland's Indigenous Community - Their Health And Well Being
covers aspects of indigenous people's lifestyle associated with health who live in some of the indigenous communities in Queensland.

Aspects covered include: 

* Health and Well-being.
* Lifestyle
* Environment
 
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New Delhi - disposing of the cities solid waste

by adrian 7. March 2013 05:13
New Delhi is said to generate more rubbish or garbage per day than any other capital city. How is the city coping with disposing of all its Solid Waste - 
Creating a Clean Capital - New Delhi tells the story.

Creating a Clean Capital - New Delhi
 
 

As the world's population grows so do the ever growing mountains of rubbish we produce. Thus compounding the detrimental effect we are having on the environment, human health and wellbeing.

A continuing global trend sees more and more people moving from rural areas to the big cities in search of a better lifestyle, and for many cities this migration and change in lifestyle are adding fuel to the fire in terms of rubbish and how to dispose of it.

Landfill sites are filling rapidly which now finds many cities with the dilemma of solving the solution of the best means of disposing of their cities rubbish.

New Delhi, India's capital city is no exception as this feature reveals.

New Delhi has a vast population which as one might expect everyday generates an enormous amount of rubbish.

Thousands of tonnes of solid waste (rubbish) are generated per day. All of which has to be disposed of.

This vast metropolis has now introduced a Solid Waste Management (SWM) programme with its goal being to make New Delhi a 'clean city'. 

But his SWM programme is impacting on New Delhi’s Waste Pickers

Waste Pickers are the most marginalised, living at the lowest end of society, in India

They operate in the city's informal waste collection and recycling sector which is quite a complex business. Basically it operates by a tiered structure through which the recycled materials are bought and sold.

Those operating at the very lowest level are the Waste Pickers who have been working collecting New Delhi’s rubbish for decades.

“As much as 15% of waste is reduced by the informal system – the Waste Picker. Not only does this save the municipalities hundreds of thousand of rupees it is also helping reduce the impact on the environment – almost for free”.

Now New Delhi's SWM programme threatens their livelihood.


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'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming'

by adrian 9. July 2012 10:36

The death knell has sounded for India’s ancient tradition of Snake Charming.

Dating back thousands of years Snake Charming is now on the verge of extinction with a ban having been imposed. This ban affects millions of people throughout India who are involved with this ancient craft.

For conservationists the implementation of the ban could not have come soon enough.

'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming'

 

‘So your eldest son, 42 year old Subhash, could be the last generation of India’s snake charmers?” I asked Rishal. Nath

Rishal, now over 70 years old, lives in an isolated rural village in northern Indian.  He drew slowly on his hookar (smoking pipe), then raising his head, looked me straight in the eye - he nodded dejectedly. -------------

India is a country like no other full of colour, vibrant, and steeped in ancient traditions.

But times are changing, and for one group of people in particular whose traditions have been handed down from father to sons for millennia now find their way of life has all but come to an end – India’s Snake Charmers or Saperas as they are often referred to.

One of the major attractions for tourists visiting India has been to see first hand India’s snake charmers performing their mystical craft – India without snake charmers would be like India without the Taj Mahal – unbelievable.

Unbelievable or not today India’s Snake Charmers can no longer perform their ancient craft, the last in their bloodline now have to seek alternate means to earn a living.

Whatever the outcome India and the rest of the world is witnessing the last generation of India’s snake charmers - the end of the line.

Soon it will be said that India was once the land of Snake Charmers.

Full feature available 'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming' is about India's Snake Charming community and the effect this ban is having on them.

It also includes the views of a prominent figure with one of India's major wildlife organisations.

This feature is not just concerning wildlife, but also the humanitarian aspect and the affect this ban has had on millions of people around India and their concerns for future generations within the Snake Charming community.

Aspects covered in 'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming' include:

* What the ancient craft of snake charming means to India.

* The lifestyle of India's snake charmers.

* In the field - how to catch a Cobra - care and attention of the snakes.

* Beyond snake charming - other areas of their expertise.

* The effect the ban has had on the snake charming community.

* The conservationist's views regards snake charming.

* The remedy - Humanitarian - Wildlife Organization verses Snake Charmers.

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'Plight Of The Khasi Tribe'

by adrian 9. July 2012 10:28

Verging on extinction – this is the scenario for many of the world’s ancient tribes along with their traditions and cultures. Yet many of these tribes have much to offer today’s modern mainstream world. The Khasi Tribe of Meghalaya is one such tribe.

'Plight Of The Khasi Tribe'

 

In this high tech material world we have created (we live in today) there is now a great emphasis for us all to generate more consideration for the environment.

But this is not a new phenomenon. Some ‘lesser’ mortals have been dependent on the environment for their sustainability for generations. Their lifestyle has been one of harmonising with nature

Meghalaya is one of India’s youngest states only coming into fruition in 1972 and at this point in time gave this states major tribes their own tribal lands - the Garos, the Jantia, and the largest tribe the Khasi.

Relying on nature and the environment for their sustainability over the generations the Khasi people have learnt how to work with, and use nature and the environment - not destructively, but in a sustainable way. Passing this knowledge on down through the generations.

In relative terms many areas of Meghalaya are unspoilt – mountains still covered with a variety of trees and vegetation through which many crystal clear rivers and streams flow, and where a vast variety of flora and fauna thrives - nature at its best. The question is how long will this last in our ‘modern’ world.

Possibly the best chance is if left to tribes people like the Khasi

For many of the Khasi tribe their very existence is harmonising with nature and for them the material world means far less.

There is a great deal that the ‘modern’ mainstream world can learn and benefit from these people’s bountiful ancient traditional knowledge.

By no means should these traditional tribes be dismissed and forgotten.

But there is great concern amongst the Khasi about the demise of their ancient traditions and culture particularly those concerning the environment, health, language and possibly one of the most important, the Elders.   

Aspects covered in 'Plight Of The Khasi Tribe' include:

The lifestyle of the Khasi people

What instigated the 'Plight of the KhasiTribe'

Are they working to rekindle their ancient traditions and culture.

What are the views of the younger generation.

This subject has been covered in depth and has input from Khasi people involved in an variety of activities concerning the 'Plight of the KhasiTribe'.

First hand input regards rural Khasi lifestyle offers an interesting insight of these proud Khasi people..

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'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming'

by adrian 9. July 2012 10:03

India without snake charmers would be like India without the Taj Mahal – unbelievable.

Unbelievable or not Snake Charming has been banned in India.

The death knell has sounded for India’s ancient tradition of snake charming. Dating back thousands of years a ban has been imposed which affects the livelihoods of the millions of Snake Charmers throughout India.

For conservationists the implementation of the ban could not have come soon enough.

'India - Death Knell For Snake Charming'

 

The following audios, Part 1 and Part 2, are extracts from indepth audio which is available on request.

Audio Part 1 Wildlife Organisation - a brief outline:

* Opening sequence - traditional Snake Charming music played by accomplished traditional musicians

Leading to -

* Indian Wildlife Conservationist speaks about Snake Charming becoming a serious threat to India's snake population - the trade in snake skins and why - also the ecological role of the snake.

* Any concerns regards the Snake Charmer's livlihood?  - Conservationist give his response.

* Music to end audio Part 1

 

Listen to Audio Part 1 here:Audio Part 1 Wildlife Organisation.mp3 (2.86 mb)

 

Audio Part  2 Snake Charming - a brief outline:

Interpreter translates.

* Opening sequence - Interpreter speaks to Seperas (Snake Charmers) about musical instruments this leads to traditional music played by two musicians.

Leads to:

* The impact this ban is having on Snake Charming families.

* What are the origins of Seperas - Snake Charmers?

* How important are Saperas to India and the Indian society?

* Why is Cobra used for Snake Charming more than any other species?

* Do they consider the snakes their friend or foe - enemy?

* What other areas of expertise have been handed down over the generations?

* Snake Charming has been banned do they continue doing Snake Charming ---- what

    is the remedy that would solve their problem?

* Snake Charmer's response.

* If this wasn't resolved ----- how will you people react if nothing is done?

* Snake Charmer gives response.

* Music to end audio Part 2

 

Listen to Audio Part 2 here: - Audio Part 2 Snake Charming.mp3 (3.35 mb)

 

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In depth audio can be produced on request regards this or other subjects.

Audio available covers various aspects including:

* What the ancient craft of snake charming means to India.

* The lifestyle of India's snake charmers.

* In the field - how to catch a Cobra - care and attention of the snakes.

* Beyond snake charming - other areas of their expertise.

* The effect the ban has had on the snake charming community.

* The conservationist's views regards snake charming.

* The remedy - Humanitarian - Wildlife Organization verses Snake Charmers 

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* Indepth audio for radio broadcasting such as news / current affairs style 

   programmes.

* Link with publications.

* Link with internet.

* For reference.

Content and duration of audio is open for discussion 

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'Plight Of The Khasi Tribe'

by adrian 9. July 2012 09:39

Today many traditional tribes around the world are verging on extinction. But why. Their is so much that the mainstream world can learn from their ancient traditions and cultures especially in terms of the environment, education, health, and the elders. The 'Plight of the Khasi Tribe' takes an in depth look at one of the world's ancient traditional tribes - the Khasi Tribe.

'Plight of the Khasi Tribe'

 

The following audio extracts are from indepth audio which is available on request.

A brief outline of the following audio, 'Plight of the Khasi Tribe'

* Opening sequence - traditional Khasi music.

Leads to:

* Brief extract - rural location speaking to Khasi forest dweller reqards his lifestyle. Ends to:

* Traditional Khasi music.

Leads to:

* Brief extract of conversation with prominent Khasi figure regards Khasi traditions and culture.

Fades to:

* Brief extract of conversation with student from the capital city Shillong regards younger generations view of retaining Khasi tradition and convertion.

Fades to tradition music to end audio.

 

Listen to Audio here : - Plight of the Khasi Tribe 1.mp3 (5.15 mb)

 

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'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe'

by adrian 9. July 2012 08:45

Many traditional tribes around the world are verging on extinction. Yet their is so much that the mainstream world can learn from their ancient traditions and cultures especially in terms of the environment, education, health, and the elders.

'Treat the earth well. We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.' Words which origanate from Native Americans.

Profound words yes -

But actions speak louder than words.

'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe'

 

The following audios, Part 1 and Part 2, are extracts from World Council of Elders of Ancient Traditions & Cultures 4th International conference and gathering of the elders held at Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (University) Campus, Haridwar, India.

The conference was organised by the International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS).

It was attended by over 70 traditional tribes from around the world.

The following audios, Part 1 and Part 2, are extracts from indepth audio which is available on request.

 

Audio Part 1 - a brief outline:

* Opening sequence - traditional music played by accomplished traditional musician from Kyrgyzstan.

* Some of the delegates attending the conference.

* ICCS President - regards ICCS and the conference.

* Part of Hindu cultural programme.

* This leads to next extract - Ignas Satkauskas, a philosophy student from Lithuania, accomplished traditional bagpipe player. Also speaks about what the conferences means to him before playing bagpipes to end audio Part 1.

Listen to Audio Part 1 here: - Part 1 Nourishing the Balance of the Universe.mp3 (6.07 mb)

 

Audio Part 2 - a brief outline:

* Opening sequence - traditional music played by two talented traditional musicians from Hungry.

* Followed by extract of an interview with head of the Maori delegation which ends fading out to Maori cultural singing.

* This fades and leads to Extract of an interview with SD Youngwolf, a member of the Cherokee tribe from the USA - explains: why did he attended the conference? - is there a growing concern within the USA ? - How is this going to be achieved, conference all like minded people? -

* Traditional music from Hungry fades to prayer to end.

Listen to Audio Part 2 here: - Part 2 Nourishing the Balance of the Universe.mp3 (5.23 mb)

 

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'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe'

by adrian 9. July 2012 08:01

Verging on extinction – this is the scenario for many of the world’s ancient tribes along with their traditions and cultures.

The International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS) organised the 4th International Conference and Gathering of the Elders, Many tribes from around the world responded by taking the opportunity to participate in the conference.

The theme for this conference:

'Nourishing the Balance of the Universe'

 

They came from all corners of the world including; Canada, Ghana, Kyrgyzsatn, Lithuania, New Zealand, Vietnam, the UK, and beyond to attend a conference regards ancient traditions and cultures.

The four day conference was organised by the International Center for Cultural Studies and held within the confines of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya (Unversity)  in the Indian city of Haridwar which is located on the banks of the world’s most revered river the Ganga.

The conference proved a great success in terms of numbers attending with over 70 traditional tribes from over 40 countries in attendance. This was considered the biggest ever gathering of traditional tribes in one location.

During the conference academics and activist presented their papers on a variety of subjects concerning the demise of the cultures including; the environment, health, language and possibly one of the most important, the Elders.   

As the conference progressed it became evident that there is much that the ‘modern’ mainstream world can learn and benefit from these people’s bountiful ancient traditional knowledge.

By no means should these traditional tribes be dismissed and forgotten.

By the end of the four day conference as people began to depart even though from all walks of life, and from various parts of the world the signs seem to reveal that in such a short space of time these people had bonded. --- united in a common cause,  

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