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VKNARDEP : Newsletter April 2012

holisticThis month newsletter bring you a wonderful article on embedded mind in nature by Italian deep ecologist Guido Dalla Casa. He demonstates how the evolution of science allows us to see the embedded mind in all levels of existence. This also has its reflection on Ethics. Ethics should extend not only to humans but also non-human lives on the planet which have embedded mind. He declares "An ecosystem is a mind-endowed complex system."

VK Nardep : Annual Activity Report

Annual Report at a glance
1.04.2011 to 31.03.2012


Varma Chiktsa – Demonstration of Traditional Bone settingDr kamalasanan pillai interacts with visitors100 cum Bio-methnation plant at Anna University, Chennai

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Cost-effective Construction Technology
i.Training programme for “Construction Technologies”


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VKNARDEP : Newsletter March 2012

This month newsletter brings you an excerpt from a classic. Lady Evelyn Barbara "Eve" Balfour (1899-1990)is a legendary name in organic farming. We present excerpts from her address to International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements conference in Switzerland in 1977. The reader will find the address as relevant today as it was more than 35 years ago. And she points out that our educational system need to teach our children about the ecological problems and philosophy. "It is now urgently necessary that a still wider aspect of ecology should also form part of the regular curriculum of all schools, starting at the primary stage."

VKNARDEP : Newsletter February 2012

Can a Caterpillar become a Zen master? What is 'inscape'? Can meditating over the ecology of the mind create a paradigm shift which can save the ecology of the planet? In this newsletter we present an excerpt from an interview of James Thornton, author and an eco-activist turned ecopsychologist. Read it in our newsletter. At VK-nardep we try to bring you various perspectives on saving the planet from across the cultures of our earth. We believe these varied tones and tunes sing the same song of love and affection to Mother Earth and help us explore and innovate our own ways of serving the planet and her countless communities of humans and non-human beings who share her womb.

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable Development

Greetings from Vivekananda Kendra - nardep!

Butterfly Metamphor and Sustainable DevelopmentThis month newsletter brings you a view on how the actual change in the society towards sustainable development takes place. Evolutionary Biologist Elisabet Sahtouris explains this through the metaphor of how a butterfly emerges from the caterpillar. This is an excerpt from her famous book "Earth Dance".

Societal Innovation Award to VK-Nardep's Scientist

Vivekananda Kendra Natural Resources and Development ProjectIndia today faces an important problem in its livestock based agriculture. In the preceding decades, agricultural residues which used to form the major source of cattle feed has substantially reduced its share in the proportion of national cattle feed. This is because of the low straw grain ratio of high yielding varieties.

VKNARDEP : Newsletter December 2011

ane-goodalWill humanity survive? Many people have lost hope. There are many doomsday prophets in environmental movements. But Jane Goodall gives us hope and also reasons for hope. She should know for she had seen the worst kind of cruelty humanity can inflict on our fellow evolutionary cousins - the chimps and she had also seen how attitudes can be changed and hearts won over when knowledge brings expansion of heart. So our newsletter that reaches you this new year brings you rightly her message of hope.

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