Statement and Appeal on Ladakh’s Union Territory Status
Include Ladakh in the Sixth Schedule of the Indian Constitution (Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council also to have control)
The mystery of Auroville - celebrating a few initiatives and individuals
United by spirituality, divided by religion
What constitutes right conduct – to understand the pain of another, to help those in distress and to serve with humility
Legacies crucial for the commons
They encompass Marx’s vision of a society that bridges humanity’s ‘metabolic rift’ with nature, and Gandhi’s emphasis on living lightly on earth.
Re-reading Tagore to Become Human
"... we are all willing to pay a premium to experience natural surroundings which offer nutriment to the soul"
The Ficus in the Tea: The fight for the lonely atti maram (fig tree)
Other than a tiger, almost all the other large mammals in the region were seen under the lone fig tree!
The think tank and the ashram
... to reinvent an ethics (so that) spirituality does not lose its sense of the sacred, or ethics its quest for a new sense of science.
Navadarshanam – An Example Of True Development Right Outside Bengaluru
Navadarshanam which has thrived for over 25 years now is a living proof that an alternate vision of development can be achieved.
Towards an Ethics of Permanence
We must recognise that we human beings are not in any sense apart from nature, not observers of nature but participants or actors in its cosmic dra...