Bhoomi’s new butterflies!

In our first week of ‘unschooling’, Seetha aunty shared an anecdote with us which goes back to when Bhoomi campus was at its formational stage. The Bhoomi campus now boasts of an extensive diversity of flora and fauna with more than a hundred species of birds, butterflies and trees. However, the very same expanse was…

Waterfall in the desert!

What happens when you put a few hundred zest-filled and cause-driven twenty-somethings in a space which lets them explore the limits of their possibilities? You get fun, laughter, pranks, games, dance and music. You get an abundance of love, support, understanding, motivation, collaboration and innovation. You get deep listening, reflections, a non-judgmental sharing space, and…

When citizens showed the authorities how its done…

This city of 11 million, formerly known as Bangalore, is home to India’s software giants and its startups, as well as multinationals such as Samsung, Oracle and Amazon. com. The growing tech sector symbolizes urban India’s upward mobility and economic vigor. But an existential threat hovers over all this new prosperity. Bengaluru is running out of water. A…

Churning of the Self…

This is the story of a quiet girl. Quiet not in mind, but the spaces outside to her. Her mind is a space of questions, confusions, answers, arguments and so much more. But what happens to those thoughts when they stay within her.? She decides if those thoughts are worth sharing or not, which is…

A Community of Seekers…

What is this space that we call Bhoomi Network? What does studying at Bhoomi college mean to me and to my fellow batchmates? I shall attempt to unfold the layers of answers that have emerged in my conversations, over the past four months, with this very community of like-minded yet diverse seekers. I call each…

Finding the Gaia within : A Photo Essay of Bhoomi Fellow Internships

The season of internships has come to an end, but the memories and learnings remain fresh in our hearts and minds. So what were our fellows upto the past two months? From village immersions to making DIY creams and lotions; From deciphering plant talk to reviving ancient literature; From branching out to new places and…

A Room full of mirrors…

My first memory associated with Inner and Outer Ecology(IOE) was of reading about it on the Bhoomi website whilst applying for the Science and Management in Sustainable Living course. I recall reading about this particular cluster and feeling a sense of excitement, apprehension, and a slight pang of deep longing to be a part of…

Oneself to One Self!

You and I seem miles apart, No words or acts could bind. In looks or talk, there ain’t a part That makes us feel combined.   But have we dared to peel the layers, Masks we don for our games. Forever stuck in the role of players, Nature shadowed by our names.   Come let’s…

Have we ever thought why?

It was few years ago when my instincts started saying that something is not going right within and around me. That’s when I wondered what and why. I started questioning the events happening around me; from the insensitivity and urgency of cab drivers, family members valuing work and success more, to me feeling degenerated within…