Ecology/ Environment / Ethics / social innovation / women

Tracking social trajectory: Indicators of civilisational maturity

Indian society is passing through a critical phase. The rise of entrepreneurial aspirations, as I said last week, has given rise to a justifiable rise in material and consumptive ambitions. But when these ambitions overtake other values in society, something precious is likely to be sacrificed. Therefore, financial capital should be balanced along with ethical, … Continue reading

Awards / Biodiversity / Creativity / Ecology/ Environment / Innovation / social innovation / Uncategorized / women

Shrimati Ritaben Vora for outstanding contribution in women empowerment, livelihood generation, education on agricultural value addition and organic farming.

Rita Ben Batuk Bhai Vora  (M) : 9428210652 My father pursued the concept of a new training based on Gandhian philosophy, his study, and later in his life he happened to work in such organizations. He studied in Lokbharati Sanosara which emphasised training based on national education / gramachmukh folk philosophy and there after he … Continue reading

Children / Ecology/ Environment / education / social innovation

When smartphone is not very smart! Youth beware!

I happened to meet several groups of young students and scholars in NIT and IIT’s during last week. One of the concern I have is that large number of very bright young technological and management students ( science students seem to suffer less from this problem) get easily distracted by messages and notifications on which … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Children / Ecology/ Environment / education / Ethics

Slum Shine (Shining every poor)- Biren Padhya

  Mr. Biren Padhya has been successful in educating & schooling children from 17 slums across Ahmedabad through his venture Slum Shine. He also focuses on protecting environment by carrying out several tree plantation drives as well as provide animal helpline services. He has also recorded sound of 150 different birds & has also made … Continue reading

Art Culture Society / Ecology/ Environment / education

Shared spaces: enriched culture, community and civic life

With increasing pressure on urban and rural spaces, there is a looming crisis ahead of us in the next few decades. How will we negotiate scarcity of physical spaces with our cultural, emotional and spiritual spaces for “the other” getting squeezed more and more. There is a major onslaught on pluralistic vision of future living … Continue reading