The mystery of Auroville - celebrating a few initiatives and individuals
This is not the future we want
Any decent ecological assessment of a project needs a year of study (over all seasons), so the 180 days limit means short-cuts.
A pond, a community and a forest fair - The story of Mesar Van Kautik
Food festivals, trail running and mini-marathons, yoga camps, story-telling sessions and bird-watching walks lead up to Mesar Van Kautik.
Re-reading Tagore to Become Human
"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"
Facing the future of development
These initiatives have stayed or even reversed rural-urban migration and attempted gender and caste justice without trashing the environment.
A theatre group in Bengaluru invited Narendra Modi to watch a play that protests GST
As part of a Tax Denial Satyagraha, the Graam Seva Sangh did not charge GST on the tickets.
Listen, the revolution blooms in silence
A timely and evocative missive from a monthly workers’ newspaper distributed widely in the industrial belt around Delhi.
Elections Make a Mockery of Democracy
Day-to-day decisions, including crucial ones that impact a large number of people, are predominantly taken by elected politicians and the bureaucra...