Sharing an article on inter-generational housing experiments..
https://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/web-generations-housing-ages-chicagos-h-o-m-e/ A Web of Generations: Housing for All Ages at Chicago’s H.O.M.E.
“The residence houses up to 12 older people and 4 residential assistants, college students or young people with jobs who live here rent-free in exchange for about 20 hours a week of help, from laundry to meal prep to entertainment.”
My two cents: Believe it or not, even the americans say that earlier this was automatically the case and now things are so separated and lonely. It’s a universal condition, the feeling is mutual. But in this case I see an acceptance that things have changed and a willingness to explore new and creative ways of dealing with the situation rather than just lamenting about the good old days. And I must also give some weightage to the fact that earlier when this was the case, there was also a lot of needless policing, lack of freedom, stress of
expectations.. which many folks are sincerely glad to have gotten away from. Perhaps it’s just as well that we try something new instead of simply reverting.
In Jan/Feb 2013 I had done an online internship: I assisted Helena Norberg-Hodge and her team in organising for the Economics of Happiness Conference that took place in March-2013 in Byron Bay, Australia. Click here to see some amazing talks and sessions that happened there. The conference, and the work of its organizers (ISEC), revolves around promoting localization of economies, healthier and happier lives, ecological balance, social justice and many more themes.
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This is an initiative to build a people-to-people bridge of peace and love between traditionally rival nations, through posters with messages of peace. It started between Israel-Iran and has since spread elsewhere. Read the rest of this entry »
दोहरे चरित्र की सच में क्या परिभाषा है
जैसी सारे राजनितिक नेताओं की अभिलाषा है
समर्थन देना लेना बाएं हाथ का खेल है
देशवासियों में फैली चाहे कितनी भी निराशा है
वो करते हैं और करेंगे अपनी मनमानियाँ
गिरना बचना सरकारों का अब रोज़ का तमाशा है
प्रश्न है कैसे जाएगा देश हमारा शिखर पर
नदियाँ बहती थीं दूध की अब तो यह कर्मनाशा है
किसी का ‘हाथ’ किसी की ‘सवारी’ आम जन की…. (चुनाव-चिन्ह)
गरीबों की जेब को इन सबने मिलकर ही तराशा है
खिलता है कहाँ ‘कमल’ कहाँ जलती है ‘लालटेन’
जिसकी आती बारी बजाता वही ढोल और ताशा है
मिलकर लूटना देश को यही एक उद्देश्य है अब
आरोप प्रत्यारोप लगाना यही एक इनकी भाषा है