The ‘HARD FACT’
The Nigiris, the famous tourist hill station, known as 'Naakku Betta' to the native Badagas, is indeed a Nature's gift and piece of Paradise on earth.
Unfortunately, the district does not offer many if not any job opportunities to the increasingly aspiring and educated youth. They have to go down to the plains like Coimbatore, Tirupur etc. And, in the bargain, many Badagas have relocated to the plains on a permanent basis.
Another unfortunate fallout is, with the falling price for unprocessed [green leaf] tea, Badagas have been selling their tea estates ['Thotta' to them], usually small holdings of a couple of acres as a sort of distress sale. The outsiders mainly from big cities are always willing to grab a piece of 'Paradise' as their holiday vacation destination.
Added to the misery is the exploitation by the 'middle men' who literally make a 'killing' in both selling of plots/houses in the plains for huge prices or buying the land [small tea estates] for a song.
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Bird or Flower?
Hakkilu Hoo [Bird Flower] found in the Nilgiri Hills
Badaga Language is very rich and beautiful when woven into classical poems. Here are some samples. [We thank Dr.R.K.Haldorai for sending these beautiful Badaga poems]– Wg. Cdr.JP Badaga Poems Hannikoray R. Chandram ஹண்ணிக்கொரெ ஆர். சந்திரன் Bannadha Baaney Bannadha Baanay… Hannuna Mannay Kichchey Neeray … Continue reading
[Karimora] Saravana Kumar’s Badaga Script It is heartening to learn that there are a few Badaga youngsters who have dedicated a lot of their time and effort to the development of Badaga community in general and Badaga Language in particular. … Continue reading
Vikram Adith Raman – you make us proud Boy from Nilgiris bags first prize in global competition Times News Service,| Dec 12, 2012, UDHAGAMANDALAM: A Badaga youth has won the first prize at the Infocom Future Leadership Award (IFLA) at INFOCOM 2012 … Continue reading
Exclusive Casteless Badagas by Dr. R.K.Haldorai Badagas were not under the influence of caste system in any part of their history. In caste system a person’s social status was determined by his occupation. Although caste depended upon a person’s occupation … Continue reading