Other Activities

Sports: cricket, tennis, riding. Interests:yoga and chess. Was a competitive chess player at the international level with an ELO rating.

Trying to understand how self-governing local communities may function as inter-generational continuities with sustainable well-being and livelihoods. Recent voluntary pro bono work comprises:

(a) action research studies on facilitating livelihoods of rural artisanal women in five districts of Gujarat to explore the feasibility of Sewa Founder Ela Bhatt’s notion of ‘anubandh’ .

(b) longitudinal action research for well-being  of orphans of the 2002 Bhuj earthquake in Kutch District towards self-reliant autonomy as young adults.

(c) review of rainwater harvesting rights and water policies in India together with Tarun Bharat Sangh, Rajasthan.

(d) exploring the feasibility of creating a new kind of learning community in Jodhpur.