Gandhi and Sustainability: This November, I had the honor of attending guest lectures by Mr. Satish Kumar, an Indian British Activist, and Speaker. These classes were a part of my course ‘ Gandhi, Globalization and Earth Democracy’ that I am pursuing at the Earth University, founded by another inspiring activist Dr. Vandana Shiva.
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Silk Route: History, as it is taught, has a strong and very narrow bias to the West. Most history concentrates on the rise of Europe, to the cost of ancient civilizations like China, India, and Persia. Yet, through much of ancient history, civilizations were concentrated around the Black Sea and eastwards. Harappa had a teeming population, as did Babylon and Mohenjo Daro. And at the center of this great melting pot of culture, religion, and language were the Silk Roads, a bridge between West and East, carrying goods, produce, ideas and disease.