Bhoomi Conference 2019

In Search of Well Being Decoding Economics | Rethinking Education “The greatest threat to our planet is the belief that someone else will save it” – Robert Swan The world is at its most crucial juncture in terms of existence. We are at the crossroads of our future, any decision we make now determines how…

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…

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…