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Paniyas : The unknown untouchables

Numerically the Paniyars form the largest single tribe in Kerala

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Pazhaverkadu: The Untold story

Pulicat (Pazhaverkadu) is historically a remarkable place, an abode for Portuguese, Dutch, the Cholas, Vijayanagar, Arabs and finally the British.

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SHAKTHI

A Documentary on Pulayan Tribes of Anaimalai Hills

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American War of Independence

The first continental congress-1774 Rights and grievances were sent to the king urging for the repeal of the intolerable act. The congress urged the colonists to organize local militia and start military training. The delegates agreed to meet in 1775. The second continental congress meeting was to serve as the first union of all colonies. […]

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American History – Life in Thirteen Colonies

THE PLANTATION SYSTEM IN THE SOUTH   Their main occupation of all people in colonies is farming. In south, big farmers invested in the supply of slaves. They produced tobacco, indigo or rice   crops which they sold to England and to continental countries. In return for this they get back finer manufactured goods, silverware, linen, and […]

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American History – Colonization of the New World

Europeans colonized the New World out of selfish motives. The migration to the New World was led by break-up of the feudal system by the Commercial Revolution, the Reformation and the Renaissance. European explorers were looking for a shorter route to India when they discovered the New World. Spaniards discovered Mexico and Peru and looted […]

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Types of Tourism – 6

From the point of spending on travel and tourism, tourism can be classified as: 28 5-STAR TOURISM Tourism practiced by the elite is referred to 5-star tourism. They lavishly spend on accommodation, cuisine, transportation, etc. 5-star tourism is good as far as economic earnings are concerned, but creates social tensions, over exploitation of community resources […]

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Types of Tourism – 5

From social points of view tourism is classified as: 24 SOCIAL TOURISM Social tourism is a type of tourism undertaken by the low-income groups of people, such tourism involves subsidisation of costs of tourism infrastructures used or involves use of less sophisticated facilities such as yatri niwas, dharmashalas, etc. Railways subsidies certain section of travellers […]

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Types of Tourism – 4

On the basis of mode of travel tourism can be classified as: 20 ROAD TOURISM Road transport is an indispensable mode of travel, whether be the scale of development in other modes of transport. Both as a prime and an adjust mode road transport plays a vital role in tourism. With Air-conditioned luxury coaches/cabs, road […]

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Types of Tourism – 3

The purposes of tourism are many. Accordingly different types of tourism emerge, such as: 9. RELIGIOUS TOURISM From ancient to present times, religion has been a motive force for tourism. Every religion has cast upon its followers some duties that involve travel and tourism. Religious holidays abound these days facilitating people to undertake travel. Thus […]

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Types of Tourism – 2

On the basis of time and duration tourism can be classified as: 5. PICNIC TOURISM A short, less than a day’s duration, visit to a particular destination and in return is referred to as picnic tourism. It is popular with school children. 6. EXCURSION TOURISM A short, less than a day long, visit to a […]

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Types of Tourism – 1

Tourism is of several types and many classifications are adopted. Let us deal with them now one by one. 1. FOREIGN TOURISM If the places visited situate outside the territorial limits of the nation of the tourist, there occurs international or foreign tourism and the tourist is called foreign tourist. Foreign tourism brings foreign exchange […]

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Introduction to Tourism

AN INTRODUCTION “Tourism is what tourists and agencies involved in meeting the needs of the tourists”. Tourism is therefore a composite of activities of tourists and that of those who cater to the needs of tourists. These activities influence and are influenced by economic, social, political, peace, national, international, historical and present day factors. Over […]

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