I am the grandson of Sikh villagers, who became refugees after the 1947 Partition of India.
Born and raised in the United Kingdom, I received a classical British education, leading me to Cambridge University where I studied Anthropology.
Upon graduating, I embarked on a tour of the world, connecting with pragmatic utopians, visiting ecovillages, and - thank God - re-connecting with the divine energy that rests within all of us.
At the same time, I was running an education business I had co-founded with my brother. First we delivered workshops around the world and seemed to inspire hundreds of students. Then we tried to create a new kind of university, which didn’t work out.
At that point, I trained as a community organiser working with refugees, became the first Ambassador for Democracy Earth, gave this TEDx talk envisaging a future world democracy, and ran an election campaign in my hometown. I learned a lot from all this.
Now, after writing a personal statement explaining my deepest intention to live a life ‘ruled by love’ (which can be read here), I’m starting a family, moving out of the city, and pledging to take a range of nonviolent direct actions touching upon the environment, the economy, politics and the personal, including helping to build MakeSoil.org - a global movement focused on helping more people to make better soil.