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Some Educational Resources


Here are some links containing additional hyperlinks to feast on. How do we bring these to prevalence in Hyd is one pressing question. Enjoy!

Generation Y guide to Collaborative Consumption

7 ways to live like an ecovillager

Also please support the campaign from the folks over at Project Nuevo Muendo. We would one day like to bring this Odyssey over to India!


Place Making in Hyderabad



Any pioneering effort can arouse lots of cynicism. Ive often heard that what were doing is impractical, not “possible” within the narrowly defined limits of our surrounds. Ive heard friends and family tell me that california is a safe haven for these experiments.

Luckily the red carpet has already been laid out in hyderabad. Its very comforting that this trend is already apparent and thriving thanks to a few pioneer species who have already done the footwork in proving a concept thats not stifled by limitations. While each effort differs in its own way we are all here in the spirit of restoring the commons in whatever varied form. The following article is an ode to these oasis’.

You can Find the full length article here.

Swathi Sucharita from Times of India says, “Hyderabad is witnessing an upsurge of intimate, cultural spaces created by individuals, not spurred by commerce, who feel the imperative need for nurturing such ‘thinking’ spaces in any healthy society”

Here Is a video by our friend from over at “our Sacred Space” describing her journey. She came back after a 13 year stint In Berkeley, California. You can find more details about her in the article above as well. You go girl!!

Our Cat



our cat who has been with us for well over a year now..Hats off to incredible Meni!

One point during our journey we had thought that Meni Was missing from the premises. As many days passed we thought she was gone for good. On the 10th day we had found her locked up in an unattended room on the terrace! looks like she squeezed through the grills in the window and was unfortunately unable to come out from the inside. The fact that she survived and was relatively able despite her prolonged fast and isolation is an ode to her resilience 🙂


Say what?

So word is out! Hyderabad is the 3rd best city to visit in 2013. Lol, I wish I could have said it with a straighter face but I think Ive done my part in perception management 😉 ..Oh yeah and if you happen to come don’t forget to visit this cool little place called roots!

Mere Haule Dost


One of the great highlights of our stay at roots was having our space turned into a movie set (July-August). The first day of the shoot happened to coincide with the same day that me and Dilip returned from our little Indian pilgrimage up north where we conceived a chalk full of new ideas for the space. The presence of a wider community on the premises had only reignited our spirits. Many of the cast and crew were people who are either directly or indirectly associated with Roots.

Official trailer

The movie will be premiering this march in London at the Asian film festival and make a grand release throughout major indian cities this June under the PVR banner. Make sure to check out their website and like them on Facebook. You can learn more about the movie here. Exciting stuff indeed!