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Lecture at Gandhigram University, November 2013

On 26th Oct at Gandhigram, amazing legacy and spirit in rural constructive work, several small initiatives...old ideas being re-invented for the contemporary lifestyle, good...though had a reality check when i spoke to the management students (I was there to talk to them on Rural Livelihood careers)...they hadn't heard of J C Kumarappa. Their seminar hall had small wooden decor with quotes from Dale Carnegie to Steven Covey, couldn't see a single quote of any Gandhian, the management institute is housed in a building named after J C Kumarappa!!


March Against Monsanto,Chennai on 12th October 2013

March Against Monsanto,Chennai on 12th October 2013 Images
It was great to see such a large turnout of crowd for the March Against Monsanto organized on the eve of the World Food Day in Chennai by the Safe Food Alliance. The March  in the Marina Beach had a drumming session at the beginning and culmination. It has farmers, activists, students, journalists, housewives, performing artists participating. The street theatre group, Kooth-u-pattarai performed a small skit highlighting the plight of farmers post-Monsanto and GM crops at the Gandhi statue where the march ended.
A good news report below and some images shared in the link above. 
City says no to GM cropssource: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/city-says-no-to-gm-crops/article5229476.ece A number of farmers, students and activists hit the streets on Saturday, taking a stand against genetically-modified crops. The marchagainstMonsanto, a multinational chemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation, is being held in hu…

Visiting Sevagram Ashram after a few years...

Sevagram Ashram near Wardha in Maharashtra is special for us. It is here we have spent several months with the late Gandhian thinker Sri. Dharampal. It is here that we re-learnt Gandhi and discusses several issues on Development with amazing co-learners and activists including, late Sri. Rajiv Dixit, Sri. Shivdutt Mishra, Sri. Pradip Dixit, Sri. Sanjay and many others. 

Here we had met with several amazing individuals for the first time and since then these people have become friends forever. 

It was great visiting the Ashram after many years (oct 4-7). Here are some pictures from the visit...




something cooking in hyderabad...

At the beautiful retreat centre of Jiddu Krishnamurthy outside Hyderabad for a discussion...nice sunset watch here...