Our Inspirations

Every single community (past or present) who learn and live with the nature have inspired us.Honestly, its been a combination of a lot of things that as inspired us, one lead to another and the chain effect still continues. The list is long, its random but there somewhere should be a pattern. Here we have tried to list out all the books that inspired us, the videos from various sources that made the difference, few projects that we saw online and few that we have been to in person, people who we met or heard of or read about, all of them are our inspiration. Even our friends and infact with vanapa we have been an inspiration to one another.

We thought we could list them here, so the readers/visitors to this website may benefit out of them, we liked them and that’s why they are listed here, you may or may not like them.


Books that made the difference

1. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom

2. The One Straw Revolution – Masanobu Fukuoka

3. Ishmael – Daniel Quinn

People who inspired us

1. Jadav Payeng (The Forest Man) (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jadav_Payeng)

2. Nammalvar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G._Nammalvar) , How we wish someone can translate his work to English.

3. Ben/Brain/Troy (People who taught us permaculture), friends now

4. Rico Zook (Permaculturist)

5. Abdul Kareem (http://www.goodnewsindia.com/Pages/content/inspirational/abdulKareem.html )

6. ‘Palam’ Kalyanasundaram (http://www.thebetterindia.com/12607/man-donated-every-rupee-earned-help-poor-kalyanasundaram-librarian/ )


Movies/Videos that got us thinking

1. Silver Spoon (by Keisuke Yoshida), Japanese Movie – 2014


Projects that inspired us

(We have not taken permission from any organization listed below to include them in our website, please feel free to drop us an email info@vanapa.org to have your website removed, we included your project because you inspired us and we also learnt a lot from you, just felt our readers can also benefit the same.Please note that we are not linked or affiliated to any of the projects below)

1. www.vanashree.in

2. www.navadarshanam.org