An Illustrated Guide to Fukuoka’s One Straw Revolution

Fukuoka says “It involves little more than broadcasting seed and spreading straw, but it has taken me over thirty years to reach this simplicity ” One Straw Revolution by Masanobu Fukuoka is a must read if you are interested in understanding nature in a holistic view. It not only sheds light on different ways of…

Looking back at the Economics Module

If we look at our current economic growth model, it occurs at the cost of environmental degradation and resource depletion . Every form of ‘ development’ as we know it, is depleting our limited resources at a rate never seen before!   This paradigm has also given rise to social injustice, inequality and unfair distribution of…

“Table to Farm” – An insight into the Farming Module

The First step towards Well-being starts with Food. Through a series of sessions, we learnt the importance of consuming Food that is Healthy and Chemical/Poison-free. Then on to the cultivation side, we commenced “Farming Module”. Farms have fascinated me since long and I eagerly awaited this experience. Over the next month and half, we were…

Aranya Agricultural Alternatives: A Case Study

1. Introduction This is an effort to study and critically analyze a social change initiative for elements of democratic decision making, participation, transparency and accountability. For this study, the initiative I have chosen is the empowerment of marginalised community of women of Bidekanne Village located in Jharasangam Mandal, Sangareddy District, Telangana State. It is located close…

Mindful Thoughts from Mindless Trash

It was a Saturday morning. A group of us from Bhoomi college gathered at the premises of Hadosiddapura lake for a clean-up drive. Each one of us armed with a couple of sacks, began the search operation for litter. To no-one’s surprise, within a few steps towards the lake, we witnessed for free the expansive…

Rachel Carson vs. the Anthropocene: A Review of Silent Spring (1962)

In 2002, Nobel prize winning atmospheric chemist Paul Krutzen introduced the term that has now entered scientific literature and popular imagination― the Anthropocene― capturing the extraordinarily destabilizing imprint of recent human activity on natural geologic and biological processes. Other paradigms such as ‘Planetary boundaries’ hope to bring to the forefront the possibility of transgressions which…

Bhoomi Senior Fellowship Awards 2019

Bhoomi Senior Fellowship Awards was created about 2 years ago. The aim was to honour and recognize the work of extraordinary individuals who are working tirelessly in areas of ecological living and holistic education.

In Search of Well Being: Guide to the Speakers

As leading activists, public intellectuals, practitioners, and community leaders, the distinguished speakers at the Bhoomi International Conference ‘In Search of Well-being’ have been among the prominent voices calling to question the current social, economic and environmental models. In their life’s work, they have put together a concrete vision for a future that continues to guide…

Helena Norberg-Hodge: The promise and pitfalls of localism

The fact that the language of localism is being increasingly co-opted by authoritarians around the world is itself a sign of localism’s appeal. Left uprooted and adrift by the globalized economy, people are desperate for a sense of connection: to one another, to the living world, to a place and culture that’s familiar to them….