The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are strung out in isolated emerald splendour across the Bay of Bengal. It is their inaccessibility that has helped put them on the global genetic map.


Port Blair: Much to the cheers of Onges, an aboriginal tribe of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with only 92 members, a boy was born to the community at a hospital here, doctors said on Monday.

The mad scramble for patenting the magic malaria antidote is seemingly resulting in dishonesty and plagiarism, while Onges, the actual knowledge providers, wait and watch, helplessly

The discovery of a generation old plant extract used by Onges in The Andarnans has patent hungry profiteers jostling their way down There The question is, whether the custodians of the secret stand to gain anything at all

Women of the Onge tribe of hunter gatherers defend their age old culture against assault from the mainlanders