A capture with blissful village-feeling.

Villages as centre of economic activities.

The world is witnessing the consequences of the concentrated development model in the form of urbanization. The countries like Brazil and South Africa are facing a dire social, economic and environmental crisis. India, aiming high for development needs to draft a distributed development model where there are prosperous villages millions of small economic centres. The architectural set-up for such a village has to be designed with the approach of responding to the local context. Only the idea of ‘Think Locally and Act Global’ holds a promise of a sustainable future.

Urbanisation is essentially development — a notion of development which rapidly took over world post-industrial revolution. While some countries managed to recover from this infestation after historical epidemics, others who followed late due to socio-political reasons, are facing the adverse effects. Afflicted with the population explosion, the developing countries are facing an unprecedented challenge of development. And this mode of development has resulted in grave social, economic and environmental concern in countries like Brazil, South Africa and other African countries like Ghana and Nigeria [1]. The concentrated mode of development has resulted in 50 per cent of the world population crowded into 3 per cent of the earth’s area. The projections say that more than 90 per cent of future population growth will be concentrated in cities in developing countries, and a large percentage of this population will be poor [2].

Mostly from experience - of tribal Jhabua, and the struggle of learning 'selfless passionate dedication for people'.