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Dreaming for a Self-reliant India

* Leaf 8 - New Moon - 25 Oct 2022*         Dear Friends, If no major change has happened in your day-to-day Life after the last 2 years of Covid crisis, you perhaps belong to the top 25-30% of the Indian population economically. The lower strata of the Indian Society is fighting to make their ends meet and India's ranking in the Global Hunger Index (107 out of 12) reminds us of that suffering and pain to a great extent.  The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool for comprehensively measuring and tracking hunger at global, regional, and national levels published jointly by 2 civic organizations, which is being published since 2000. GHI scores are based on the values of four component indicators - undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting and child mortality. After understanding its calculation methodology and comparing the last few years' results (since 2006), one can see some consistency and truth in the report, which should make us all ashamed. Let's do our bit to

The road to Swarajya

* Leaf 7 - Full Moon - 09 Oct 2022*         Dear Friends, Since we started publishing our fortnightlies 4 months back, some of you have been asking why is it being published on New moon and Full moon days? Well, the intent is to keep track of the moon calendar. Moon plays a vital role in the health of our body / mind and the plant kingdom too follows the moon calendar for its sprouting, flowering and biomass growth. This role of Moon would be explained in detail in the coming fortnightlies. And we would like to hear your experiences on Amavashya and Pournami days..... October 2nd was Gandhiji's birth anniversary. Of all things that epitomizes Gandhi, 'Be the Change' and 'Hind Swaraj' are the two most fundamental tenets that denote the two ends of the spectrum within which all of Gandhiji's teachings can be fitted it. 'Be the Change' is about now, being at the individual end of the spectrum that tells us that individual discipline and personal integrity