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Deepening the Understanding of 'Ecological Democracy':

Strivings to make it part of Common Sense

All of us live with nature and relate to it in our everyday lives. Our daily life patterns and annual cycles, our greetings referring to the weather, our leisure time activities, all reveal the cultural assimilation of this relationship. Yet, in our imagination of development and in its operationalisation, we ignored its significance for decades so that now, large sections of the urban middle class do not consciously relate to nature and take it into consideration while making decisions either for themselves or for society at large. (more)

Exploring the Concept Of Internal Colonisation
~ Sachchidanand Sinha*

Edited By: Daya Lalvani

Originally, the idea of ‘internal colony’ was an extrapolation of the idea that empires and colonies created the pre-condition for the development and expansion of the capitalist system in Europe, based on new industries.

* Sachchidanand Sinha is based in Bihar. He is a prolific writer, socialist thinker and major author of books on socialism. He is associated with the socialist movement and JP movement. (more)


Niklas Toivakainen
SADED Research Fellow
University of Helsinki, Finland
Working with issues on critical modernity and engagement with Gandhi

Notes and comments on “What is SADED?”

Edited By: Daya Lalvani


Notes and comments on the introductory article "What is SADED?" is a further reflection on the concerns and crisis of modernity and on the urgent need for "Ecological Swaraaj", as articulated by SADED. The focus is mainly on the endeavor to deepen the understanding of the ideological background of modernity and why modernity has the tendency to dominate and undermine tradition, traditional knowledge systems and cosmologies and nature.(more)

A conventional understanding of industry-driven 'development' of human societies does not account for ecological, environmental or social costs involved, the brunt of which is inequitably borne by different sections of society. South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy or SADED is concerned with enabling dialogue between people on their interface with nature. (more)

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Cities to get hotter at night, predicts Met Office

Global warming and the increasing size and density of cities could cause the number of nights when the temperature does not dip below 68F (20C) to rise dramatically, the Met Office found. In a process known as the urban heat island effect, cities can be up to 18F (10C) warmer at night than the surrounding countryside.

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