How green is your bag?

The last time I was in Thiruvanathapuram, I persuaded Jayan, my friend and colleague, to part with his lovely large green jute bag with the logo ‘How green is your bag?’ Today it accompanies me to the library, shops, on my travels, my cycle rides, and sometimes to...

Nature`s Way

The canopy of trees sheltering the building in which celebrated painter Sidharth’s studio is located, offers a refreshing sight on a scorching summer afternoon. On entering his first-floor studio, I am riveted. Paintbrushes – hundreds of them – are lined neatly on...

A Return To Nature

Mission Of Point ReturnPointReturn aims to be a campus self-sufficient in water, energy, food, and cash, created on land that was abandoned as useless. Objectives of the project are many. These follow in random order: • Demonstrate techniques to reclaim wasteland...

Guru to the Nation

Making of a Masterswami chinmayananda’s life took many turns before finally, meeting his guru, he discovered his mission.Destined to become one of modern India’s best-known spiritual leaders, Swami Chinmayananda was born Balakrishnan Menon to an affluent...

Natural Meditation

I’m in my office in New York City. My radio broadcasts news about the world’s most recent disaster. Through my open window I can hear traffic, buses, sirens – the various sounds of the city. And then, there, beneath the man-made sounds, I hear a bird...