Visit to TiNai Eco Film Festival held at Dr.K.N. Modi University Newai on 18 March 2016

The title tiNai refers to an Indian ecophilosophy which integrates the nature, the culture and the sacred, similar to the Greek concept, oikos, meaning “household” or “family.” This is the basis of ecology. tiNai, a South Indian concept, categorizes the landscapes into five, all of which are named after native flowers. These divisions of landscapes—montane (known as kurinji), pastoral (mullai), riverine (marutam), littoral (neytal) and desertic (palai)—are dependent on the natural and cultural aspects of the land and people. The convention was the basis of poetry and the social order of the people, even centuries ago. This year this festival was held at Dr. K.N. Modi University on 18-19 March 2016. The festival was held in Northern India (Rajasthan) for the first time.The students of BSc, BSc (H) and MSc visited the festival. The films screened in the festival:

Shrinking Shores
The Queen of Trees
Shores of Silence
Tiger Dynasty
One Man 10 Million Trees
The Plastic Cow