Jul Sep 2016

Jul Sep 2016
Yugaantar - Foundations for an Ecological Age

Yugaantar is a journey we are embarking on, with the faith that many co-travellers will join in and enrich and add to the offerings through the Resource Hub that is also being launched.

Editorial

To live is to share. Whoever or whatever we are, sharing is inevitable - we at least share the air we breathe, the space we live in, the sources of water we use, the culture we are immersed in and much more.

By consciously sharing we are merely ack-nowledging or owning up our natural selves. By creating spaces to share in, we merely enable those who share our part of the Earth with us to get together, to live naturally, in a world that has often attempted to isolate us from others and from Nature.

Isn’t this time of ecological crises a time for active engagement and opportunity for deep involvement, particularly in the field of education, asks Rema Kumar

The revolutionary founder of SECMOL Sonam Wangchuk shares how he, along with a group of like-minded people, transformed the education system in Ladakh.

A world where the last white rhinos age in zoos is also a world of war, racism, poverty, and ecocide. It’s impossible for one to exist without the others. All are part of the same unholy matrix, says Charles Eisenstein.

I received the following email from a young woman, a student at an elite law school.

Before we look at foundations for an ecological era, we need to re-visit the seed ideas of our modern civilisation and the Industrial age, says Seetha Ananthasivan.

I don’t really need a quick flick through the rolling news bulletins or my Twitter feed to remind me there are a lot of problems in the world. Conflict here, political repression there. Continuing poverty and economic hardship in poor countries, and the increasing gap between rich and poor.

The potter's wheel evokes a sense of mystic bewilderment—the way those deft hands shape delicate smooth wet earth over the spinning wheel, and how the dried earthen pots are then fired at high temperatures to become tough.

A review of The True Cost, a documentary film that investigates the alarming environmental and social impact of the fashion industry.

Look at the clothes you’re wearing right now.