Our attempts at revitalising shattered village economies, in a small little pocket of this massive
country, has been and is going to continue being so very difficult, in an atmosphere where the local,
especially the rural, economy is of no consequence. Infact it is something to be done away with. When that is done, we will lose the art of living a simple but full life, we will lose the small holder farmer, the artisan, the medicine, the biodiversity, the multiple cultures of food, dance, song and arts along with the diverse domesticated animals and ofcourse the wildlife.
Yet, we continue, hoping and trying to create models, that may be understood, that may be of
help to our marginalized people, that may show ways to develop democratically oriented alternatives to capitalism. Fritz Schumacher had said that, ‘We must do what we think is right and not bother ourselves whether we succeed or not. For if we do not do what we think is right we shall be doing the wrong thing and so become part of the problem rather than part of the solution.’
Yet, I am optimistic, as I know that all that we have done, has been done in a sacred manner and in celebration. This, to me, is already an end in itself.