Jan Mar 2010

Jan Mar 2010
Focus on Food



'Bhoomi' is a space that we need in these time when the human race is faced with range of social, psycological, economic and other crises with the mind boggling climate change crises leading the way. The power center of the world do not seem to be able to deal with these crises with conviction and strength.

The value and potential of uncultivated plant species is ignored in today’s global world

Dismantling a farmhouse and building a museum with the same wood can teach many lessons in craft as well as ecology.

One of the questions that man has always had to live with is about the nature of his actions. On the fringe of one’s action choices we may have doubts – was it truly the best I could do? Or do I really know all the other solutions that have been tried?

The alienation of man and land is at the crux of the unsettling of India, culture, and agriculture.

A small organization, run by homemakers in Mumbai is taking small but significant steps towards spreading ‘a green wave’.

Clad in a Japanese blue sarong, a bag of rice grains in his well-worked agile fingers and straw slippers on his feet, Masanobu Fukuoka appeared like a proverbial Zen Master in my life.

ur architecture takes immense inspiration from nature. The tallest trees help us vision the world’s tallest buildings and the flying pattern of a dragonfly gives us the wisdom to build helicopters. Most of our achievements have been from nature and yet, we barely understand it.

Educating children about junk food is all about making the journey of discovery personal to them

My eyes were slowly adjusting to the morning brightness when a shape emerged out of the nearest tree. The creature moved sensuously in its descent, one clawed foot at a time, an elegant slow motion- very much like a panther on the prowl. Eyes half-closed, almost meditative, it didn’t seem to be in a hurry.

The organic food Mess at the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII, Pune) can be viewed as an example by other institutes.