The Multiverse Story and Our Common Humanity

At Fireflies Ashram I tell visitors that the Earth is our mother. If you ask any villager around she will not hesitate to say that the earth is ‘Bhoomi Thai’ or ‘Mother Earth’. People have learnt over millennia that it is the earth that feeds them, like a good mother would. Modern science confirms what the villagers have sensed intuitively, that all human beings emerged from the planet Earth over billions of years. This same earth that we today refer to as real estate, resource, mineral, and a commodity to be bought and sold on the market! It is an utter tragedy that we have lost the sense of the earth as our first mother. The earth is no longer sacred, as a mother would be. With the loss of sacredness there is little motivation to stop the aggressive exploitation and shaming of the earth.

Why Millets Matter

This short film (English) explores how industrial agriculture, which relies on water-intensive hybrid crops, has contributed to the loss of biodiversity and exacerbated climate change. Millet plays a crucial role in the food security of the rural and tribal communities of India. A wide range of hardy, rain-fed millet provides nutrition to the rural poor.…

Why Millets Matter

The short film (Tamil) explores how industrial agriculture, which relies on water-intensive hybrid crops, has contributed to the loss of biodiversity and exacerbated climate change. Millet plays a crucial role in the food security of the rural and tribal communities of India. A wide range of hardy, rain-fed millets provide nutrition to the rural poor.…

HOW CLIMATE CHANGE IS AGGRAVATING PAKISTAN’S WATER CRISIS

    How climate change is aggravating Pakistan’s water crisis The Germanwatch think tank says in its latest climate risk report that Pakistan is the world’s seventh most vulnerable country to climate change. In a DW interview, expert Tariq Banuri explains the reasons behind this. DW: Experts link Pakistan’s water shortage to mismanagement, but is…