Our work location is situated in the interior parts, in between the mountain ranges of the Western ghats of Sahyadri and the coastal regions of South Konkan.
Being a local Konkani youth, with concern to language and culture as because of the similar thought process of the people. People here are Nature Conservatives. Nature has always been worshipped as sacred, hence there weren’t any hardships faced.
We believe in our ‘Sushegaad’ way of living, which we count as the economics of our happiness!
However, the more difficult thing faced was to make people who are getting influenced by the modern western culture understand the importance of the traditional basic minimalist way of living and to keep the impact of modernization away from our ecologically flourished forests.
We practice Community based tourism, uplifting existing indigenous communities of farmers, fishermen and the local producers of our region. Whereby benefitting many lives at present at core level.
Our ideology is to uplift the existing farmers and build a community of experienced indigenous local people. By this we plan to expand our community with the people who would come volunteer, experience and live this lifestyle with the aim of Going back to the roots, is how we would benefit more and building a community based on minimalism and happiness.
By the fast pace of the modern society the man is harnessed by the materialistic wants and greed of the system forgetting the roots to his culture and true self. However, by living the minimal by only taking from nature which is needful enough for the survival of mankind regards to food, shelter and living eco sensibly conserving the nature, would cost very minimal comparatively.
The terms of happiness to be counted should be in the little things that happen around us, the magical life nature has with every changing season, the festivities we celebrate with the different seasonal phases of nature, rejoicing sunshine light with a dash of thunder and a starry peaceful night!
We have been using social media platforms named YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, followed by lacs of subscribers, who are well aware of our Eco Tourism based model. This has connected us with many genuine tourists who have been either in Nature Conservation related fields or keen towards working towards the same.
Speaking of innovations, the mode of transport used by our team is based on the available resources from the locals in the vicinity, there has not been and will not be in the future, purchase for any vehicle just for tourism related concern. We have been making use of the available resources concerning lowering carbon emission and a mode of earning to the locals too.
Connecting youth from various rural areas for volunteering and experiencing the life from the students of the nature, our very own farmers and the indigenous communities. Learning, inculcating the habit of lifestyle and shifting towards sustainable way of life.
Surviving with lesser wants and monetary greed and focusing on the needful for survival.
We have even arranged workshops where identities from various fields such as farming, fishing, and wildlife were invited to share their part of experience to the youth so that they could select their interest on the basis of their capabilities and work on it.
‘Mein akela hi tha magar, Log saath aate gaye aur Karwaan banta gaya!’
Building a community living totally nature dependent for the survival of the self with taking the needful for living and whereby giving back to the nature with her preservation. As like our ancestors lived 50 years ago, I plan going back to roots one step at a time for the upliftment of community sustainably and conserving the traditional methods and authentic way of life.
‘Bharat’, India is enriched with many diverse ecologies from the mountain ranges of the Sahyadri to the Himalaya, and people have been living camouflaged all these years, however they are now running more towards the modernization and wants of the materialistic world.
Its now the time to save our traditions and hold onto our roots and conserve all that we have inherited in terms of knowledge, traditions, culture, ethics and authenticity, for all that may be lost in the coming generations.
Its now time to break the modern greed chain and fill in the generational gaps with our authentic values of minimalist life.