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The First Transition – Rishi Gangoly

Rishi Gangoly, influenced by the idea of farm living has shifted from his Chembur residence to this farm. He is a business consultant for online businesses. He hasn’t bought land, does not engage in farming, but now enjoys all the benefits of farm living. Do check his blog and visit him for reality check! https://www.whoisrishi.com/2020/10/chimantara.html

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Farm living and healthcare

WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. We must look at health as a positive attribute and we must differentiate it from medical care. While it is true that better medical infrastructure is available in the cities, it is […]

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Measuring Economic Well-Being

Measuring Economic Well-Being In the Broader Context of Well Being Well-being at micro level At individual, family and even at community level, well being can be said to be a function of fulfilment of tangible needs, a sense of self-worth, social acceptability / belongingness to a family or a group and a sense of security. […]

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Action Vs Inertia

Delving too deep in the ‘macro’ may trigger an action for systemic change, but may hinder the ability to live the change in one’s own life. Life changing actions are rooted in an event, a realisation, or an opportunity. These actions are often outside the comfort zone, even painful. Relocation to a different country, switchover […]

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We’re In ‘Post-Money’

Money is fast losing its value as a provider of security, convenience, social prestige and even basic need fulfilment. We’re in ‘Post Money’. For a long time, we’ve been used to thinking of money as a single door to multiple needs (incl wants and desires) – accumulate money for a good life, lead kids on […]

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Farm Living And Education: Macro Perspective

How would we think of education or design an education system if its primary purpose isn’t to meet the economic goal? Shouldn’t education an independent goal for a civilised society? The paradigm of education undergoes a big change when viewed from the perspective of farm living and the economic model of need fulfilment. When the objective […]

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Farm Living And Economics: Macro Perspective

Economics is the pivotal factor in the adoption of farm living or any other alternative for an improved standard of living. I’d like to argue that the prevalent economic paradigm has served its utility and it’s time we begin the process to create a better one. Tribal societies across the world, before they merged with […]

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Evolution of Human Civilisation And Farm Living As the Next Step

First, we transferred repetitive physical work to machines. In the next big step, repetitive computing work was moved to the machine or computers. Now, repetitive thinking and analysis is being transferred to artificial intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML) and robotics. Each successive transition enabled human beings to fulfil their needs more efficiently, with lesser effort […]

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Farm Living And Ecology: Macro Perspective

Intuitively, farm living augurs well for the ecology. But how well? Let’s explore in detail. I was witnessing the reaction of three gentlemen to the Government of India’s ambitious Smart Cities project, which promised to build 100 smart cities in the country. One had gleam in his eyes, the other shuddered at the thought and […]

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Possible Versions of Farm Living

Though farm living questions and obviates the need to adhere to many conventionally unquestioned paradigms, it doesn’t prescribe every aspect. It is simply a different place of settlement. One is free to design life, pursue an occupation and follow an ideology of his own choice. Farm Living offers abundance of two aspects – time and […]

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