Ramawtar is interested in self-healing practices, including herbal medicines, acupressure, and Reiki. He has been involved with ‘Swapathgami Network’ – a youth network which encourages learners to create their own paths of learning for the past 7 years. He has recently moved to an organic farm called “Krushi Teerth” in Madhya Pradesh, along with his family, to learn ‘Natu-eco Farming’.
I was a social worker for many years, often going from village to village, telling the people who live there how to ‘better’ their lives. My work involved talking a lot of jargon, pointing out ‘problems’ and how we could go about ‘improving’ them. In all that time, I never contemplated my own weaknesses, for I considered myself an educated and aware young man. I fell prey to what consumes most of us who like to call ourselves educated – conceit, which stops one from learning.