The 5waraj Philosophy

5waraj = Culture – Climate Connect.

In future we will have a culture where we enhance the climate (not only protect or preserve it).

By ‘Culture’ (which can have several meanings) we mean five key elements that constitute a culture, namely, Bhasha, Bhojan, Bhesh, Bhavan, Bhajan (Dialects, Diets, Dresses, Dwellings, Dances & Songs™ – henceforth referred to as 5 ‘D’s, and the sixth, unspoken, subtle ‘D’ – Deity).

We do this to facilitate a back-to-the-roots movement impacting sustainable lifestyles and sustainable cities, reduce carbon-footprints and de-congest cities.

Today, as a country, we aspire for a ‘world-class’ status for our cities; our youth aspire for ‘world-class’ jobs; our citizens aspire for ‘world-class’ products; and our businesses aspire for ‘world-class’ recognition and performance.

The definition of ‘world-class’ is distinctly singular – that which is given to us by the corporate west.

What we do not realize is that we, to ourselves, seem inadequate, unaccomplished, and not-as-capable as our adopted role-model.

But our own country’s projections of urban population-increase, air-pollution, water-pollution & shortage, crime, food contamination & adulteration, women & children’s safety, unemployment, and so on show that any such aspiration shall yield disastrous environmental and health consequences. We are committed to implementing an inclusive, socio-economic education system that (apart from academic pursuits) involves learning from our parents, grand-parents, rural, and tribal communities:

  1. About our traditional 5 ‘D’s
  2. About traditional, sustainable livelihoods, arts & crafts
  3. About discerning between local and seasonal versus “international”.
  4. About local habits that protect and preserve nature and promote holistic development

“Our long-term focus is to steer national & global demand towards ‘natural’, ‘local’, sustainable, not to forget ‘regional’, ‘rural’ &/or ‘Tribal’ Indian produce. This can mitigate climate change in the long-run, de-congest cities, and create a sustainable future for our children.”