The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim Empire The crowded cacophony of Bangkok Mean and miserable faces Seem strange and unforgiving Hurrying towards the next chemical cake or caffeine fix The traffic is suffocating The noise overwhelming I disappear in the Seven Eleven glare Manufactured food and manufactured lives The smell of effluent seeps from the sidewalks The many dogs sleep in the coolness … Continue reading The Asian Journey- From Empire to Earth Pilgrim by Francis Rothery
When I first saw the advertisement about the summer school programme on Right Livelihoods I was drawn into the caption, ‘People Planet Partnership’. After series of emails on my interest for this programme, I was granted a partial scholarship from the organisers at Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, Royal University of Bhutan and…..I was elated to be part of an international summer school programme. It was … Continue reading CURLS 2017 Journey Memo
‘Everybody has equal responsibility to the commons and shares a direct responsibility to transfer its wealth to future generations. The commons radically oppose both the State and private property as shaped by market forces, and are powerful sources of emancipation and social justice.’ -Ugo Mattei , First Thoughts for a Phenomenology of the Commons. This quote aptly captures the predicament that society faces today, a … Continue reading Testimony Chula Right Livelihood Summer School 2016: Solidarity for the Mother Earth, Solidarity for all.