Walk Within – to understand inequities; Experience Bharat; Explore Yourself

Walking is a metaphor, a metaphor for Life, a life lived consciously, conscientiously, reflectively, slowly, responsibly and watchfully.

“Think while walking, walk while thinking, and let writing be but the light pause, as the body on a walk rests in contemplation of wide open spaces.”

Frédéric Gros, A Philosophy of Walking

The Walk that we will be embarking on from Dec-22 through 29 is an attempt to re-connect ourselves to the realities of “real” Bharat – an 8-day walk through rural Bharat garnished with inspiring talks, interactions and a chance to interact with Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Dr. Balu someone who has lived and worked for several years among remote forest-based tribal communities, founder SVYM and GRAAM. A widely respected development activist, leadership trainer, thinker, and writer, Dr. Balu has uniquely been able to combine a vast development sector experience with studying and teaching at the world’s leading schools of policy and development including Harvard and Cornell.

In the short 60-second clip below Dr. Balu succinctly lays out one of the objectives of the Walk – how do we begin to understand the inequities that we see in the world around us and how do we bring about the change we want to see in the World…

If you would like to register for the Walk, please go to the Walk Within website

Walk to understand inequities

Walk Within…Walk to Connect… Dec 22-29, 2019

What does it mean to walk within? It simply means to take a good long look at oneself, to question our priorities, to ask ourselves, if we are making a difference, however small to ourselves and to others…

In the 90-second clip below, Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, Founder Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM) and Grassroots Research and Advocacy Movement (GRAAM) who will be leading the Walk, shares his vision for the Walk.

This is a walk of discovery, hope, and inspiration – an 8-day walk through rural Bharat, garnished with inspired talks by someone who has “been there” and “done it”

This Walk is an 8-day exploration of the real “Bharat” – both within and without… an understanding as much of ourselves as it is of our own “Self”. The Walk & the interwoven Talks will provide participants with an opportunity to reflect, question, pause, and ponder over what development actually means, what it means to be poor, what it takes to build Human and Social Capital, and what it means to truly democratize development…

In addition, participants get to visit heritage structures & learn about our shared culture and get a peek into the cultural ethos of Bharat…

To learn more visit the Walk-Within Website.

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