Sept 2: The Adi tribals living since eons at the Simong village of Arunachal Pradesh might never get to see the works of renowned American architectural designer Maya Lin, iconic footwear designer Manolo Blahnik of Spain or acclaimed Indian photographer Dayanita Singh. But the three are joining hands with 15 other globally-known artists to raise funds through an art auction in New York next month to aid these tribals in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh in developing a proposed community biosphere reserve with the help of an international NGO called Future Generations.
Arunahcal Pradesh is awarding hydroelectric projects to private companies at the breakneck speed of one every nine days without proper scrutiny. A report by Arnab Pratim Dutta Once you reach Lower Dibang Valley in Arunachal Pradesh, you know you have stepped into the shadowy side of "shining" India -the cell phone stops catching signals, the roads are worn out and the electricity supply, erratic. If you drive 40 km out of its district headquarters Roing to Nizam Ghat and then trek for three hours in Mishmi hills, you will reach Pather Camp, a nowhere destination in absolute wilderness.