Bhoomi Faculty and Staff
Farah Khan is Director- Programmes at Bhoomi College and is in charge of the Teacher Training Course (in Holistic Education). She has spent more than a decade contributing to teaching / learning processes and developing curricula for holistic learning at the Prakriya Green Wisdom School. She is also a trained facilitator in group participative processes.
Ishita Bose Sarkar
Ishita is in charge of the media centre and also anchors sessions for Bhoomi students on art, music and education. She is passionate about music and enjoys learning and teaching songs by Kabir and Tagore. She has been heading the primary school at Prakriya Green Wisdom School, with which her involvement has been for over 16 years.
I.M.Pushpa is a Garden consultant and a Facilitator with Bhoomi College. She is passionate about working the land, saving and distributing seeds, enriching the soil, and making organic fertilisers. She is also our Chief Food Advisor, who creatively connects the garden with our food as well as with our health.
Raghu Rao has a strong and abiding interest in creating sustainable food production systems based on permaculture and ecology. An engineer with a masters in Ecology, he has worked as Farming Systems Officer with FAO and Rural Livelihoods Advisor with the British High Commission. He also set up OASIS@Kuppam, a certified organic farm to supply vegetables to cities to get a hands-on experience of the viability of organic farming.
Rema Kumar is a Director, Bhoomi College and Associate Editor of the Bhoomi magazine. She has been the Director and Principal, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore; she is also a trained facilitator of programmes on self-exploration and institution building. She is a keen story teller, passionate about deep ecology and education for sustainability.
Seetha Ananthasivan is founder trustee of K.N.A.Foundation and Bhoomi College. Her areas of interest include Explorations in inner and outer ecology, Ecological Education, and working with management processes based on principles of Nature. She is the editor of the Bhoomi magazine (www.bhoomimagazine.org) and the Founder of Aastha Foundation (aasthafoundation.org) and Prakriya Green Wisdom School (prakriyaschool.org).
K.P.Singh is a Sanskrit scholar deeply involved in water conservation and ecological waste management in residential housing layouts and communities. A former telecom technologist, he quit the corporate sector and has devoted himself to lsocial causes and is connected with civil society and environmental movements.
P. Srinivas Vasu
Populary called Soil Vasu, he has dedicated his life to campaign for and promote the idea of Living Soils. He has worked for over a decade with ICRA (Institute for Cultural Research and Action) and has conducted many studies for them and for Green Peace, ASHA and OFAI. In collaboration with Bhoomi he has taken up a project to support about 100 women in Chintamani district to convert to organic farming.
Bhoomi Team and Support Staff
Adil Basha is Assistant Editor of the Bhoomi magazine as well as media and communications advisor for Bhoomi College. He is also part of our Yugaantar Resource hub and spearheads our video and film making efforts. He has been a documentary film curator of Culture Unplugged Studios
Ambili Balan is our Admin Assistant for Bhoomi Magazine as well as the Bhoomi College. She also coordinates our short programmes and is quietly efficient with various activities of Bhoomi Network.
Ananth Somaiah is our in-house photographer, videographer and sound expert. He is passionate about taking people on wilderness trails and engaging them through camp activities so that they have the opportunity to connect with Nature deeply. Project Coordinator of the Gumalapuram Organic Farming Gurukul project.
Nayan is a Project Coordinator of the Gumalapuram Organic Farming Gurukul project. He is in also charge of infrastructure building and supervising the Sharavathi Rainforest Centre; He partners Ananth in offering exciting meaningful wilderness programmes both at Sharavathi and at the Gumalapuram Organic Gurukul.