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January 01, 2021
Samanvaya Team wishes everyone a healthy, peaceful and powerful 2021. Let all honest, peaceful and ethical forces across the world gain strength and power this year and let the forces that weaken the planet, that reduce our being human and which contributes to distrust and divisiveness amongst people and animals be removed from the collective human conscience and action. The end of the year 7 hour long reflective online exercise was wonderful with a combination of insights, experience sharing and a great amount of warmth and honesty.  Here is the video for the same in case you have missed…
December 31, 2020
It was perhaps in the early days  of being introduced to the alternate sector in the late 90s or early 2000s that I was introduced to the amazing book called Bapu Kuti by Rajni Bakshi. It had profiles some of the most amazing people who were making a big impact already in the country. We were fortunate to meet up with some of those in the book and work with a few of them as well.  But I had not met with the Rajni Bakshi till early 2019. In fact, I saw her name appear in an online group couple of years ago. It was in Jan 2019 when she came to the Vikalp Sangam meeting in Auroville that I…
October 27, 2020
Krishnan and Gowri quit their corporate jobs to start a social enterprise to design, stitch and market cloth bags in 2015 - the Yellow Bag story started that way. Soon they moved to Madurai and set-up an office in the middle of a low income area in the city, a location where they found women of lower income families willing to come to work with them, but, not necessarily where they can attract corporate clientele.  Going through the regular pangs of a Social Enterprise, they have seen the good and bad times, but unlike most other such ventures, they also created space for others to stay and…