Vitality and Abundance

May this Diwali be a celebration of vitality and abundance to all of us. Let me be authentic about who I was before I started writing in this blog. I tended to look at vitality as something that is limited to what I could provide and the planet we live on, to have limited resources. Therefore the constant concern for me was, what would create the necessary energy? The easiest option I chose was always to nap or sit before the TV surfing channels so that I would have enough energy to get into action. I realized that no amount of rest and recreation was enough and I became lazy and bound to home.

Fifty Blogs down the road (yes! unbelievable isn’t it?) I realized that you are the creators of my vitality. With the Blog I am committed to creating a possibility of a green and clean city while still maintaining its unique cultural heritage. Participating in your lives and creating the future of our city, is what keeps me vital.

The possibility for the future city is right here, right now, moment by moment. It is the actions I take of writing the blog or talking to people in social gathering or with residents of my society with whom I share my ideas and listen to their ideas, support them to maintain a clean and green society is participation.

It does not take much, simple actions like walking to the market place or taking the Metro, or a cycle rickshaw if I have loads to carry. It is these little things that we do every day that matter in making the possibility of a Green City: real and alive.  After all this is our city and we should support each other to create something new, green and vital.

Vitality is abundant. Participate in the game of life. When you are up to creating something, that is when you are most vital. So participate in celebrating Diwali: go visit people. Enjoy. And be happy.


Environmental anthropologist by training, been in the field for over 20 years, Gialome (pseudonym) is mainly concerned with the impacts of infrastructure and technology projects on local communities.

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