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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Satish Kumar. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Satish Kumar, often where they are interviewed.

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23 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Satish Kumar. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Satish Kumar, often where they are interviewed.

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Episode 40 - Arcelor Mittal India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Satish Kumar Gupta - SC Landmark Ruling on Section 29A of IBC

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The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Arcelor Mittal India Pvt. Ltd. vs. Satish Kumar Gupta, pronounced a landmark ruling on the interpretation of Section 29A of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016. In this podcast, Mr Ojas Pimparkar discusses in detail the facts of the case and the rationale behind the Supreme Court's Ruling.


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Sep 19 2020 · 15mins
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Episode 12: Education with Satish Kumar and Morag Gamble

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It is my great pleasure and honour to welcome Satish Kumar to the show today - world-renowned ecologist, thinker and educational visionary. Satish is the founder of Schumacher College and the Small School in Devon, England. He is Emeritus Editor of  Resurgence & Ecologist and founder of Green Books. The BBC Natural World program, Earth Pilgrim takes us out into Dartmoor walking with Satish exploring his Soil, Soul, Society philosophy.

Walking and simple living is a key thread in Satish's life as a former Jain monk born in Rajasthan, and a member of Vinobe Bhave's 'walking university'. Back in the early 1960s, when he was just 26, he set out on a 13,000km peace pilgrimage with a friend and no money. They visited key nuclear nations and visited leaders with peace tea. In London, they met Lord Bertrand Russell the 90 year old who was jailed for peace activism and inspired them.

It was in 1992 that I first met Satish at Schumacher College, just a year after the college had opened. I spent almost a year there then, and have returned several times - last year as a contribution teacher to the Beyond Development program with Jonathon Dawson.

I recorded this interview with Satish during that program at Schumacher College, Dartington last year just as he was releasing his latest book Elegant Simplicity: The Art of Living Well

Elegant Simplicity provides a coherent philosophy of life that weaves together simplicity of material life, thought, and spirit. In it, Satish distills five decades of reflection and wisdom into a guide for everyone.

Back in 1992 as well as the regular conversation sessions with Satish in the Schumacher College library, we cooked up authentic Indian feasts together every Friday and I often joined his meditation class. I also had the wonderful opportunity to study directly with Fritjof Capra, Helena Norberg-Hodge, Stephan Harding, Christopher Day, Arne Naess, Vandana Shiva and many others, as well as learn woodcarving, and have space to garden, ramble in the woods, paint and play music together. It was a transformative experience and type of an education model that shifted the way I saw learning.

Since then, offering educational programs has become my life - in community gardens, permaculture, ecovillages, regenerative design - and the influence of Satish's visionary education thinking is woven through it all.  I am particularly focussed on sharing this way of thinking and learning through the positive and practical permaculture lens. You can find more information about the Permaculture Educators Program here or take a look at my free 4 part permaculture series about becoming a permaculture educator.

Warm regards to you all,

Morag Gamble

Blog: Our Permaculture Life
Youtube: Our Permaculture Life

Aug 26 2020 · 37mins
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15: Scaling success with Satish Kumar

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In Episode 15 of First Fuel, Energy Efficiency Council CEO Luke Menzel is joined by Satish Kumar, President and Executive Director of the Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy (AEEE), one of India’s leading energy policy think tanks. Luke and Satish discuss India’s energy efficiency policy architecture, its success in the rollout of LEDs, its challenges on space cooling, and the importance of being unreasonable to drive change.

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Alliance for an Energy Efficient Economy

2018 International Energy Efficiency Scorecard (American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy)

Bureau of Energy Efficiency

UJALA dashboard

India Cooling Action Plan

Regulation Impact Statement: 'Smart' Demand Response Capabilities for Selected Appliances (Australia)

Satish at the IEA’s 5th Global Conference on Energy Efficiency, 23rd June 2020

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Aug 06 2020 · 51mins
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WISDOM OF THE NEW ECONOMY com Satish Kumar em Diálogos 2020 E2

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Satish Kumar (born 9 August 1936) is an Indian British activist and editor. He has been a Jain monk, nuclear disarmament advocate, pacifist and is the current editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine. Now living in England, Kumar is founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College international centre for ecological studies, and of The Small School. His most notable accomplishment is the completion, together with a companion, E. P. Menon, of a peace walk of over 8,000 miles in 1973–4, from New Delhi to Moscow, Paris, London, and Washington, D.C., the capitals of the world's earliest nuclear-armed countries. He insists that reverence for nature should be at the heart of every political and social debate.

This original recording was made during his visit in Brazil on 2015. Enjoy it!


Satish Kumar (nascido em 9 de agosto de 1936) é um ativista e editor britânico indiano. Foi monge jainista, defensor do desarmamento nuclear, pacifista e atualmente é o editor da revista Resurgence & Ecologist. Atualmente morando na Inglaterra, Kumar é fundador e diretor de programas do centro internacional de estudos ecológicos do Schumacher College e da The Small School. Sua realização mais notável é a conclusão, juntamente com um companheiro, EP Menon, de uma caminhada pela paz de mais de 13.000 quilômetros em 1973–4, de Nova Délhi a Moscou, Paris, Londres e Washington, DC, as capitais das primeiras cidades do mundo. países com armas nucleares. Ele insiste que a reverência pela natureza deve estar no centro de todo debate político e social.

Esta gravação original foi feita durante sua visita ao Brasil em 2015. Aproveite!

Mar 31 2020 · 22mins
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Humans ARE Nature: Reviving Our Connection to Nature, Society and Our Inner Selves | Satish Kumar on SECOND MIND

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In this episode, I am in conversation with former monk, long-term peace and environmental activist and world-renowned speaker, Satish Kumar, who has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years.

At the age of just 9 years old, Satish left home to become a Jain monk and campaigned for Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India. In the 1960s, he embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage with no money, walking on foot and relying only on the kindness of strangers to travel to each of the 4 nuclear weapons capitals, delivering a message of peace.

After settling in the UK, Satish served in the position of Editor at Resurgence and Ecologist magazine for over 40 years. He is founder and Director of Programmes of the Schumacher College International Centre for Ecological Studies, and of The Small School, promoting an innovative model of holistic education. He is the author of 9 books, including Soil, Soul & Society: A New Trinity for Our Time.

In this conversation, we discuss how tending to our inner wellbeing can benefit world issues and humanity as a whole. Satish gives his advice on how we can increase our wellbeing through our daily choices. Our guest shares his perspectives on why he thinks we should be careful not to over-specialise in our skills and experiences. We talk over the vital importance of connecting to nature for individual wellbeing, and identify some key techniques people can use to connect back to the natural world. The former Jain monk talks on the power of optimism in the face of great planetary challenges, and outlines his three key values for his vision of a sustainable and happy society: Soil, Soul and Society. We deliberate the place that money and competition could have in a fairer, more ecological society. Finally, Satish tells of his experiences from his incredible 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage to the world nuclear capitals.


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Mar 11 2020 · 1hr 6mins
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Satish Kumar

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A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish Kumar has been quietly setting the Global Agenda for change for over 50 years. In this podcast, Satish talks about the importance of coming back to our soul in the environmental emergency. He says “people forget to celebrate life. If you forget, you soul will starve.”

Mar 10 2020 · 46mins
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Episode #22 - Satish Kumar 🇬🇧 - The Peace Activist ! How to change yourself to change the world ? #Ecology #LifeMeaning #Feminism

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🇫🇷 Cet épisode est un peu particulier puisqu'il est en anglais. Je m'excuse pour toutes celles et ceux qui ne parlent pas anglais. Promis, le prochain épisode sera en français ! 

🇬🇧 Satish Kumar is an 83 year-old Indian peace and changemaker who has dedicated his entire life to make this world a better place. 

He is one of the wisest person I've ever met so I asked him some of the BIG questions I'm obsessed with like "do we necessarily have to live drama to evolve individually ?" // "Do you think that feminisation of our societies will help this wold become a better place ?" // "What are the keys & tools to change this world ?" or "What's the meaning of life ?"...

I hope you will enjoy listening to Satish as much as I did ❤️

Feb 26 2020 · 39mins
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Safia Minney meets Satish Kumar

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Episode 12: Satish Kumar

Satish Kumar is a “Living Legend”, author of 9 books, activist, co-founder and originator of the Schumacher College and editor of Resurgence and Ecologist magazine.

Safia talks to him about his new book “Elegant Simplicity, the Art of Living Well” which advocates, “Living simply is a prerequisite for sustainability”. They discuss how “we cannot separate the personal from the political” if we as a society are to create a systems change that will redress the balance of wealth and natural resources.

Satish explains “Everybody is a special kind of leader” – we all have a role to play and we can develop courage to lead by trusting ourselves. He discusses the importance of trust in building a sustainable future and strengthening relationships.

The courses at Schumacher College are bound by the theme of the earth and the unity of humans and nature.
Nature is not a resource of the economy it is resource of life.


Elegant Simplicity, the Art of Living Well
Schumacher College
Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine

Dec 20 2019 · 27mins
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Satish Kumar's Elegant Simplicity

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We all wish to live a life which is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just and harmonious. In order to accomplish this wish we need to de-clutter our lives from material possessions and from psychological baggage. Physical and spiritual Simplicity is a prerequisite for sustainability and personal as well as planetary wellbeing.

Satish Kumar has written a new book, Elegant Simplicity, and talks about the art of living well on less stuff and have more joy in our lives. Living simply is to shift from glamour to grace and from consumption to creativity.

A former monk and long-term peace and environment activist, Satish has been quietly setting the global agenda for change for over 50 years.
He was just nine when he left his family home to join the wandering Jains, and 18 when he decided he could achieve more back in the world, campaigning for land reform in India and working to turn Gandhi’s vision of a renewed India and a peaceful world into reality.

Inspired in his early 20s by the example of the British peace activist Bertrand Russell, Satish embarked on an 8,000-mile peace pilgrimage. Carrying no money and depending on the kindness and hospitality of strangers, he and a colleague walked from India to America, via Moscow, London and Paris, to deliver a humble packet of ‘peace tea’ to the leaders of the world’s then four nuclear powers.

In 1973 Satish settled in the UK becoming the editor of Resurgence magazine, a position he held until 2016, making him the UK’s longest-serving editor of the same magazine. During this time, he has been the guiding spirit behind a number of now internationally respected ecological and educational ventures. He cofounded Schumacher College in Devon, where he is a Visiting Fellow.

In his 50th year, Satish undertook another pilgrimage – again carrying no money. This time, he walked 2,000 miles to the holy places of Britain, a venture he describes as a celebration of his love of life and nature. In July 2000 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Education from the University of Plymouth.

In July 2001, he received an Honorary Doctorate in Literature from the University of Lancaster, and in the November of that same year, he was presented with the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for promoting Gandhian values outside India. In 2009 Satish was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) by the University of Exeter. In 2013 he was made Doctor of the University by the University of Suffolk. In 2014 Satish was appointed an Oxfam UK Ambassador. Satish is also a member of the Advisory Council of the Gross National Happiness Centre of Bhutan. His autobiography, No Destination, first published by Green Books in 1978, has sold over 50,000 copies. He is also the author of You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence, The Buddha and the Terrorist, Earth Pilgrim and Soil, Soul, Society.

In 2005, Satish was Sue Lawley’s guest on Radio 4’s Desert Island Discs. In 2008, as part of BBC2’s Natural World series, he presented a 50-minute documentary from Dartmoor, which was watched by over 3.6 million people. He appears regularly in the printed media and a range of radio programmes including Thought for the Day and Midweek.
In recognition of his commitment to animal welfare and compassionate living, he was elected vice-president of the RSPCA. He continues to teach and run workshops on reverential ecology, holistic education and voluntary simplicity and is a much sought-after speaker both in the UK and abroad.
Dec 03 2019 · 1hr 12mins
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Making waves: Why we need heroes, with Satish Kumar

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In the first episode of our second series of Resurgence Voices, Satish describes how heroes have influenced his own journey. His 8,000-mile walk for peace in the 1960s started from the grave of Mahatma Gandhi and took him to Atlanta Georgia, where he met Martin Luther King.

But the heroes of today have a very different challenge to face. “I think the next revolution will be led by a younger person, by a woman, and I feel that Greta Thunberg is that person,” Satish says. “I think that some kind of divine power but also some kind of unseen, unimaginable, unexplainable force is working through her.”

What does Greta think of that? Amid a scrum of journalists at the Mayflower Marina in Plymouth, I get a chance to ask her.

Aug 29 2019 · 21mins