pointReturn is the solo effort of D V Sridharan, Publisher of goodnewsindia.com. Its primary objective is to restore a tiny corner of abandoned India into a sustainable resource for water, energy, food, and cash. When plants, ponds, birds and small game have made it their home, say in about five years, it will be time to ponder how human activity can further add to its relevance.
After 6 years of travelling around India and reporting various positive developments, I came to certain conclusions about the direction India was taking. I was concerned about the mindset of both the government and the proliferating NGOs. Among commentators, there is no lack of articulation about the ills that beset India, but I felt that before I earned the right to air my views, criticisms and solutions, I must demonstrate the commitment of my money, time and efforts.
To give myself the time, I have moored the cruise ship ‘GoodNewsIndia’, that I have run for six years. I may return to it in 2008. Maybe too, cruising through GoodNewsIndia stories induced the belief that all was well with India, and ergo nothing further needs to be done by you or me.
pointReturn is my silent response on the way to earning my credentials as an interpreter of India. It is influenced not a little by Gandhi’s most powerful statement: “Be the change you want to see around you.” Responsible living and physically demonstrable personal commitment, are the urgent changes needed in privileged Indians, now being seduced by promise of endless material prosperity.
I shall update this site as and when I complete a significant step in restoring 15 acres of land, about 100km outside Chennai, South India. You may write to me directly at goodnewsindia [at] gmail [dot] com