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When I spoke to the Magsaysay Award Winner and Gandhian Tribal Land Rights Activist, Sri. P.V. Rajagopal, on the 15th of Oct at Madurai about creating a network of Indigenous Entrepreneurs in India and designing exclusive capacity building programmes for them that will bring in conservation linked livelihoods building as its core and ensure that the cosmo-vision of the Indigenous community forms the basis of its livelihoods activity, he immediate agreed that such a network will be extremely useful, in the post-FRA land rights given to tribal community members across India. He invited me to…
October 02, 2023
Every year for several years now I have been reading the same text and recording my own inference and understanding.  Ven. Samdhong Rimpoche, called Hind Swaraj as a  'moola grantha' and a document that he places above that of the Dhammapada today. He is one of the many thinkers, activists and scholars that inspired me who have been inspired by the amazing text of Gandhi more than a 110 yrs ago. Written in both hands by the omnidextrous young political thinker, in a sailing ship, between London and South Africa, provoked by the encounter by several hues of ideologies, including the one that…
The Bhoomi College, Bangaluru and Samanvaya got together to launch a Green Economy course on 27th Sept 2023. The course spread over 8 on-line classes and a camp is the first time that such a course has been offered as a collaboration.  The programme was specifically designed with government officials, CSR executives, corporate professionals in mind and the course is being offered especially for decision makers to equip them with critical perspective and serious development model drawn from Indian case studies and Gandhian ideas.  
In August this year, Samanvaya signed an MoU with the College of Atlantic, Maine, USA to launch the semester long course on Gandhian Economics and Green Entrepreneurship during the fall of 2023. Spread over 10 weeks, this course, partly offered by Ram while he is in USA, in person, will be followed subsequently virtually.    The course has students from 4 continents, 8 nationalities and diverse genders. It is wonderful to find their interest in Gandhian thought and economic ideas. The beautiful campus of the College of Atlantic provides for a creative setting in which all the young…
August 27, 2023
Director, Samanvaya gives a talk to the faculty, researchers and students of the Howard University today, Washington.  The link for the talk is available here  Email chief@samanvaya.com in case you cannot access the recording.   
August 25, 2023
Note by Rev. Sara Wolcott, Director, Sequoia Samanvaya ----------------- While our friend Ramasubramanian sojourns with us, he is offering several virtual talks on different issues pertaining to creating regenerative cultures. Yesterday was one on ethics and technologists. Next week, Wednesday, August 30, 2023, we are co-hosting a session with the Re: The Regenerative School In yesterday's talk, he started with some of how he challenges and helps to shift young people's motivations, and then got into some aspects of ancient Indian culture, including how each vocation has its own dharma,…