The newspaper Nilgiri Seemai Sudhi was begun in 2007 after discussions with the indigenous communities in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve. As commercial newspapers do not cover indigenous news, the communities felt that a dedicated newspaper would be a good medium to share happenings within the communities and spread traditional knowledge, thereby communicating better and reviving connections that had earlier existed between individual groups.

Today, the 8-page newspaper is published quarterly with news related to births, deaths, rituals and ceremonies within the communities. Further news includes information about traditional knowledge, political news, prices of farm and forest produce, information on human, tribal and forest rights, health tips and recipes.