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….

India ranks 177 out of 180 in the Environmental Performance Index.

“India is among the bottom five countries on the Environmental Performance Index 2018, plummeting 36 points from 141 in 2016, according to a biennial report by Yale and Columbia Universities along with the World Economic Forum. While India is at the bottom of the list in the environmental health category, it ranks 178 out of…

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…