Bhoomi Faculty and Staff

Farah Khan

Farah Khan is Director- Programmes at Bhoomi College and is in charge of the Teacher Training Course (in Holistic Education). She has spent more than a decade contributing to teaching / learning processes and developing curricula for holistic learning at the Prakriya Green Wisdom School. She is also a trained facilitator in group participative processes.

Ishita Bose Sarkar

Ishita anchors sessions for Bhoomi students on art, music and education. She was the Headmistress for Prakriya Green Wisdom School for eight years and was involved with the school since its inception. She has anchored workshops for teachers and parents to co create learning spaces. She is passionate about music and enjoys learning and teaching songs by Kabir and Tagore.

I.M. Pushpa

I.M.Pushpa is a Garden consultant and a Facilitator with Bhoomi College. She is passionate about working the land, saving and distributing seeds, enriching the soil, and making organic fertilisers. She is also our Chief Food Advisor, who creatively connects the garden with our food as well as with our health.

Raghu Rao

Raghu Rao has a strong and abiding interest in creating sustainable food production systems based on permaculture and ecology. An engineer with a masters in Ecology, he has worked as Farming Systems Officer with FAO and Rural Livelihoods Advisor with the British High Commission. He also set up OASIS@Kuppam, a certified organic farm to supply vegetables to cities to get a hands-on experience of the viability of organic farming.

Rema Kumar

Rema Kumar is a Director, Bhoomi College and Associate Editor of the Bhoomi magazine. She has been the Director and Principal, Prakriya Green Wisdom School, Bangalore; she is also a trained facilitator of programmes on self-exploration and institution building. She is a keen story teller, passionate about deep ecology and education for sustainability.

Seetha Ananthasivan

Seetha Ananthasivan is founder trustee of K.N.A.Foundation and Bhoomi College. Her areas of interest include Explorations in inner and outer ecology, Ecological Education, and working with management processes based on principles of Nature. She is the editor of the Bhoomi magazine (www.bhoomimagazine.org) and the Founder of Aastha Foundation (aasthafoundation.org) and Prakriya Green Wisdom School (prakriyaschool.org).

K.P.Singh

K.P.Singh is a Sanskrit scholar deeply involved in water conservation and ecological waste management in residential housing layouts and communities. A former telecom technologist, he quit the corporate sector and has devoted himself to lsocial causes and is connected with civil society and environmental movements.

P. Srinivas Vasu

Populary called Soil Vasu, he has dedicated his life to campaign for and promote the idea of Living Soils. He has worked for over a decade with ICRA (Institute for Cultural Research and Action) and has conducted many studies for them and for Green Peace, ASHA and OFAI. In collaboration with Bhoomi he has taken up a project to support about 100 women in Chintamani district to convert to organic farming.

Bhoomi Team and Support Staff

Adil Basha

Adil is the Media and Communications Head. He is also part of our Yugaantar Resource Hub and spearheads our video and film making efforts. He has been a documentary film curator of Culture Unplugged Studios. He strongly believes in the power of communities and loves to solve crosswords. 

Ananth Somaiah

Ananth Somaiah is our in-house photographer, videographer and sound expert. He is passionate about taking people on wilderness trails and engaging them through camp activities so that they have the opportunity to connect with Nature deeply. Project Coordinator of the Gumalapuram Organic Farming Gurukul project.

Nayan N.D

Nayan  is a Project Coordinator of the Gumalapuram Organic Farming Gurukul project. He is in also charge of infrastructure building and supervising the Sharavathi Rainforest Centre; He partners Ananth in offering exciting meaningful wilderness programmes both at Sharavathi and at the Gumalapuram Organic Gurukul.

Ruth D’Costa

Ruth is Coordinator of Projects at Bhoomi. She is constantly finding ways to engage people in Bhoomi spaces. She designs and delivers programmes to bring people closer to nature which she maintains is a treasure chest of small realizations for big personal and societal change. Ruth delights in working with volunteers, interns and young activists.

Mahantesh

Mahantesh is the Garden Manager at Bhoomi. Son of a farmer, he has worked with multiple organizations and NGO s in the field of organic farming for over 15 years. Currently he is take care of the vegetable produce in the Bhoomi campus and fruit garden and seed conservation at the Gumalapuram Organic Gurukul.

Aditi Somaiah

Aditi is part of the Bhoomi media team. She handles design and layout for social media, booklets etc. She also assists the admin team with logistics of events held at Bhoomi. She is a trained odissi dancer and caretaker of the resident cats and kittens.

Rajani Mangat

Rajani is a part of the admin team and she is incharge of a varied number activities…From purchases, reports of the Prakriya School Canteen and Bhoomi Kitchen, recording the garden yield, managing the kitchen staff to handling the guest house and hostel housekeeping needs. She coordinates the Bhoomi Santhe and takes care of the logistics.

Sudha P

Sudha is a part of the Admin team working as an Admin Assistant. A computer science engineer by profession currently she takes care of college related enquiries and logistics and acts as a point of contact for Bhoomi related queries over phone and email. She also contributes in planning/logistics of Bhoomi events. Sudha has a pleasant disposition and an inviting voice over the phone.

Deepika A

Deepika is our Admin Executive, who has a quiet presence. She undertakes day to day activities that are related to record keeping, preparation and submission of MIS reports etc. She also assists the Executive Trustee. She is passionate about all dance forms.

Staff and Gardeners