Janaka and Ashtavakra : A Journey Beyond

How would you describe your literary endeavour in a nutshell?

They come from the heart. As a citizen I want to see my India as a strong, joyous , sustainable nation. It is possible if each of us pitch in.

Your writing is an inspiration. What is the ideology behind writing such books with a cause?

Thank you. My work in the sustainability space showed me clearly that unless change starts at the individual and household level it is not possible to make tangible , lasting impact. A meeting with PM Modi inspired the India Positive Citizen concept in me. I initially started it as a personal experiment which then extended to family and friends. And then as a Facebook page, website and eventually book. We do on ground activities as well. Through my recently formed NGO – Positive Citizen Foundation we are powering our work in several areas.

Where did you get the idea of writing such astonishing ideas?

I think it is a blessing from the Divine. When you care keenly about issues and want to make a difference ideas do come up. In the book the focus has been to share action ideas which are doable by a wide section of the readers.

Are there any hidden perspectives in your books that only a few people will find and understand?

When you see a thread it is thin and seemingly unimportant. But when the same threads come together as cloth it is versatile, functional, beautiful. Likewise, small actions by a citizen may seem unimportant in the larger scheme of things. But when done consistently by millions of citizens it creates a vibrant and strong nation.

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