Guests from all over the world joined Aditi in discussion with Indian decolonial leaders Dr. Vandana Shiva, Oshadi Collective and Kheti Virasat Mission. With the rise of farmer protests across India, the panelists provided the necessary context and history regarding other issues India has faced, from the impacts of colonization, the Green Revolution, and on-going attempts of privatization.
“Those who have made a lot of money out of the mechanical mind and an extractive economy, can’t give up that habit very easily. In a way, it is like an addiction. For me colonization is the addiction. Looking for every opportunity to colonize more. Sharing in compassion is what is needed today for this de-addiction.”
– Vandana Shiva
“For me a Charka is not just making yarn out of cotton. It’s a way of living. It tells you about your lifestyle. What values we inherit through Charka. The Charka keeps revolving and life is also revolving around it.”
– Rupsi Garg
“It has to be about connecting. It should not be about helping, it’s an exchange it should be about collaborating and coming together with each other as one.”
– Nishanth Chopra