He is now focusing on earning his living by his own physical labour. Deeply influenced by Tolstoy and Gandhi and convinced that everything except labour is indirect exploitation, Balaji has chosen to make handmade soaps to make a living! He used to own and manage an IT company earlier and has launched and hived off several farm produce based companies.
The course provides an orientation and introduction to the Green Economy in the Indian context. It borrows a lot from the works and existing models of traditional institutional knowledge and practices, the Gandhian Economist JC Kumarappa and also from currently prevalent diverse Indian organizational practices. Designed and offered as a stand-alone hybrid programme consisting of 8 online interactive sessions and an optional weeklong bootcamp.
This course was initially designed and offered in the international township of Auroville The course was offered at the Bhoomi College between Sept - Nov 2023 and a year-end retreat for the participants happened during Dec 2023-Jan2024.
Currently the course is being offered as an online programme Feb - Mar 2024 followed by an in-person bootcamp.
Designed for Post-Graduate students and individual entrepreneurs. The course spread over 4 weeks is offered as a hybrid programme with weekend online classes and completing with a bootcamp of 4 days. Currently the programme is being offered in Madras School of Social Work (MSSW), Chennai. This course at MSSW is being offered to the students pursuing their Masters programme on Social Entrepreneurship. The focus is on nurturing their own green enterprise idea.