(Foreign Coins have been found in the pre-historic graves in the Nilgiris. Sullivan while building his Fairlawns (now Smyrna Home) found Roman coins underneath. Badagas have been using gold and other coins from time immemorial for ritual purposes. Recently a German scholar  has documented the rituals under the interest title,Read More →

( Recalling the history of brewing on the hills as we wait out the lock-down with the uncertainty of  getting our daily sip !!!) When the British opened up the Nilgiris in 1820 what struck them as most unusual was that the native people, though semi-naked in the biting cold, neverRead More →