Category Archives: environmentalism

For long, hindu scriptures have glorified the trees

“Trees are like good people who care for others. They have to keep standing in the sun but they give shade to others. Whatever fruits they bear they do not eat themselves, but give them to others. How kind they … Continue reading

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India : about tribals and the worship of spirits

In India, the jungle is considered as a living universe built up by the 5 primordial elements ( water, fire, earth, air, space). The jungle is inhabited by animals and plants of course but also by spirits who move freely. … Continue reading

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India has chosen GMO’s to feed its population

In a country where the population is increasing by 20 millions every year, GMO’s are considered by the indian political leaders as a solution to maintain the food self-sufficiency. Vegetable and cereal productions have reached a maximum yield level. So, GMO … Continue reading

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India : about water scarcity and miracles…

Water has become one of the most sought-after products of the 21° century. Because the Indian population is rising and lifestyles are changing, the stress on the water resources is growing. For the women living in rural India, getting a bucket of drinking … Continue reading

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What Gandhi said : take from the nature what is needed and no more

“The incessant search for material comforts and their multiplication is an evil. I make bold to say that the Europeans will have to remodel their outlook, if they do not want to perish under the weight of the comforts to which they … Continue reading

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India : “religious fencing” to save the forest

It’s a strange sight so early in the misty morning. Draped in a tiger skin, a man walks ungainly along the hills. He is followed by a group of villagers who are beating drums, some of them are even chanting incomprehensible “shloka” (“shloka”are … Continue reading

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India : “the western economic model is highly toxic”

“The western economic model is highly toxic”. That’s what an Indian environmentalist said not long ago. He said also : “I hope we, Indians, have a better understanding of how nature functions”. It reminds me what a 15°-16° century indian guru … Continue reading

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