Collective Dreaming: Democratic Visioning in the Vikalp Sangam Process

What is our vision of a better future? What are our answers to questions of poverty, hunger, energy insecurity, and other deprivations?

A Room with Many Views

The idea that we can deploy uniquely Indian alternative responses to global issues is a fascinating one. It created the non-aligned movement.

Gandhi, Tagore, Modernity

Both were the earliest harbingers of the planetary ecological crisis, the latter warning of its imminence in multiple literary genres

On rights, the Congress manifesto scores over the BJP

An alternative approach to well being ... would democratise the economy, promote healthy living and respect rights of nature too.

Legacies crucial for the commons

They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.

Seed savers, forest food on display at 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan in Ahmedabad

"Sustainable farming is a viable operation and it is the answer to our unhealthy, weather prone conditions."

Self-rule by Adivasis could end Maoism

Adivasis make 99% of the Maoist movement, and most of them are fighting to save their forest, land and dignity

The think tank and the ashram

... to reinvent an ethics (so that) spirituality does not lose its sense of the sacred, or ethics its quest for a new sense of science.

मजदूरों के संघर्ष ने बोये उम्मीद के बीज (in Hindi)

जो ग्रामीण रोजगार के काम हो रहे हैं, जनता के समक्ष पूरी जानकारी रखी जाए - यहीं से सूचना के अधिकार की शुरूआत हुई।

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