Kartic Godavarthy

Cogito, Ergo Sum

The Hakki Pikki Tribe

The Hakki Pikki Tribe from Karnataka were recently in the news because they are stranded in violence-hit Sudan. “Hakki Pikki” translates to “Bird Catchers”.

Hakki Pikki is a semi-nodamic tribe whose members were traditionally involved in hunting, but had to give up the activity due to India’s Wildlife Protection laws. They are now involved in extracting herbal oils and medicines and selling them in India and abroad.

Read this article in the Indian Express that captures their sociocultural profile and reasons why they travel abroad.


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i think, therefore i am.

Cogito, ergo sum is a Latin philosophical proposition by René Descartes usually translated into English as “I think, therefore I am”, probably the one thing that defines our specie.

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