Rajan Venkatesh

A Value System is Not a Personal Opinion

In this video, Venkatesh Rajan, a former journalist, educator, thinker, and currently organic farmer, explores the impact colonial thinking and its legacy of imitation has had and continues to have on every aspect of Indian life – its culture and its economic, political and education systems. “How can a nation of imitators produce anything that is good or original?” he

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The Social Unreality

About six weeks ago, we had three days of very heavy rains and thunderstorms in my region in India which led to trees falling on electric transmission lines, and there was widespread disruption to the power supply. The mobile communication towers stopped working and, being a low priority rural area, no one came with diesel generators to run them on

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Gandhi in the 21st Century

“I hope the fragrance of the non-violence of India would permeate the whole world. I often wonder if that hope will materialize.” Mohandas Gandhi For all of us, there are times when events of the modern world can lead us to a state of deep despair. This is happening more often these days, with alarming reports of pollution, climate change,

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A Value System is Not a Personal Opinion

In this video, Venkatesh Rajan, a former journalist, educator, thinker, and currently organic farmer, explores the impact colonial thinking and its legacy of imitation has had and continues to have on every aspect of Indian life – its culture and its economic, political and education systems. “How can a nation of imitators produce anything that is good or original?” he

Read More

The Social Unreality

About six weeks ago, we had three days of very heavy rains and thunderstorms in my region in India which led to trees falling on electric transmission lines, and there was widespread disruption to the power supply. The mobile communication towers stopped working and, being a low priority rural area, no one came with diesel generators to run them on

Read More

Gandhi in the 21st Century

“I hope the fragrance of the non-violence of India would permeate the whole world. I often wonder if that hope will materialize.” Mohandas Gandhi For all of us, there are times when events of the modern world can lead us to a state of deep despair. This is happening more often these days, with alarming reports of pollution, climate change,

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