He is from an obscure village near Bangalore. He has been roaming the streets of the city since his childhood. He is inseparable from his pet cow and drum on which depends his livelihood. If he and his family get a square meal, that is a lucky day for him.
-The Times of India, Bangalore September 14, 1988
They are the ‘Children of Bamboo’ – the Soligas, the tribal community of B R Hills.
They are an integral part of this forest region, for centuries they have been dwelling in small caves of the B R hills, surviving on bamboo, fruits, roots, rats and also rabbits!
-Indian Express Bangalore June 21, 1993
Light in wilderness: But for the good hearted people of these remote hamlets, a busload of people would have been swept away by floods. And but for official apathy, the deluge would never have visited this village, discovers S V UPENDRA CHARYA
-Deccan Herald July 16, 1999
Shaping a crude piece of stone into a precious piece of Jewelry involves hours of grueling work. The artisans of Channapatna, who have been doing this work for generations, find themselves in a difficult situation today, as raw material is scarce and the market is uncertain, writes S V UPENDRA CHARYA
-Deccan Herald November 22, 1996