Publications and talks of Anil K. Rajvanshi
(Also please refer to my regular blog in speaking tree
Nature of Human
Thought. Discussion about how thought is produced and transmitted.
Published in 2004 in the book of the same name.
Nature of TIME.
Discussion on the relationship between time and consciousness.
Published as a chapter in the book "Nature of Human
Spirituality. Shows how technology and spirituality are related.
Published in Times of , India
Music, Meditation and
Mental Happiness. Relationship between music and meditation are
explored. Published in Times of . India
Deep thought produces
Spirituality helps in
Explores the relationship between gravity
and deep human thought.
Prepared Mind helps in
getting Universal Knowledge
Faith Helps Overcome Fear
Web of love
Possible explanation about our origins.
Rise up for better world
Designer dreams through
Yoga. How dreams can be guided by yoga.
need How some of
the so called gurus and preachers pray on people
An article commemorating 100 years of Wright brothers.
Death, Karma and
Reincarnation. A detailed essay on what is death and reincarnation
and how it is governed by karma.
helps mankind's progress
Possessions produce Happiness
Human thought, Karma and
Bondage. How thought packets are sent and received and how they
affect the human mind.
virtual reality might produce happiness.
Law of Karma
Soul A story
about Gandhi ji
Natural evolution and
Free Will, Evolution
and Chaos Theory. The relationship between free will and fate
Some personal experiences
Can Mumbai mayhem show us
a way? A lead article in DNA, Pune, December 2008.
A short essay on my attempts to live a sustainable life.
Art and Science of
Happiness An essay on how to live a happy and sustainable life by
curbing our desires and greed for resources.
Nature of Desire. An
editorial article in Times of India (Speaking Tree) published on 28
as a theory of reincarnation. An editorial article in Times of
India (Speaking Tree), published on 13 July, 2010.
Meditation is Elixir of
Life. An article which shows how meditation effects the human body
at cellular levels. Published as editorial article in Times of India
(Speaking Tree), 30 April 2011.
Three minds of body - Brain,
heart and gut. An essay on how three sections of body have the
minds of their own and work together for a better body and mind. 18
Cellular basis of Yogic
Asanas. An essay on how how stretching of cells through Yoga helps
in a healthy body. June, 2011.
corruption reduce greed. An editorial article published in Times
Tunneling of Soul.
Possible mechanism for leaving earth's gravitational field. May 2012.
wholesome food for rural poor is the greatest charity. A syndicated
article in various news channels and a blog in Speaking Tree. May 2012.
Trees as Spiritual
Antennas. A speculation on how trees may help in getting Universal
Thought. May 2012
Layers of reality.
What is the nature of entities and gods who can influence human
behaviour. June 2012.
Mental peace and
cellphones. An article on how to curb the menace of cellphones to
get back mental peace. September 2012. The article was also a featured
Neurological basis of ego
and anger. An article on how and where ego is formed in the brain
and its relationship to anger. September 2012.
Spiritual Nature of
Discovery. How great discoveries of the worl are all spiritual
article. 4 January 2013.
Giving back to
society produces happiness. An article on how to do it through
various phases of life. Published as Op-Ed
Is deep sleep
like meditation? A possible reason why we have deep sleep.
Published in Speaking
. How Sankhya philosophy and Science have similar
explanation about the origin of Universe. Published as Cosmology according to Sankhya and
India. 17 April 2013.
Articles and talks on
Sustainability and Rural development
Nature conservation +
Spirituality = Sustainability
development of India - A Gandhian approach
Talukas can provide
critical mass for India's development
India Shinning needs
Sustainable Rural Development
Rocket Science for
Rural development. How high tech development can be done for rural
areas of .
Century. Article in Sci. dev. net. About how high
technology can solve cooking and lighting problems in rural . India
improvement and happiness. Inspirational talks given to various
IITs and other premier technology institutes in India and abroad.
for Rural Poor. An invited talk given at ISES 2005 on spirituality
Electricity and water
revolution in rural India
Village of my Dream
Strategy for Rural
Ethanol fuel for
rural households. Article on how ethanol can provide clean cooking
and lighting fuel for rural areas.
An Institute lecture
given to students and faculty of IIT Bombay on 16th August 2006.
Agriculture Policy for
Energy Security. An article on how a new agriculture policy should
be developed so both food and energy security of the country can be
taken care of.
"Sustainable Energy for
Rural Development". A talk given at PAN IIT 2006 Conference in
Mumbai, December 23-25, 2006.
"Biofuels - promise and
prospect". A thematic talk given at National seminar entitled
'Changing Global Vegetable Oils Scenario: Issues and Challenges before India' in . January 19-21, 2007. Hyderabad
"Energy for Rural Poor -
Challenge for Global Community". A public lecture given at Patel Center in USF,
Farming for Energy
A lead editorial article in Times of India June 6, 2007.
Development – A Gandhian Perspective. An invited public lecture
given at Nehru Center, Worli, Mumbai. October 3, 2007.
Sustainable Energy for
India’s Rural Development. An invited talk given at the
International Conference on China Rural Energy Development, ,
November 23, 2007. An Beijing interview
with Chinese internet news agency was also given during this visit. My fleeting impressions of
are at China this site.
world can help in developing sustainable rural energy. An invited
talk given on Technology Day at Honeywell, . December 2007. Bangalore
Farming for Energy and
Wealth. Inaugural speech given at National Seminar “Agribusiness
and Agripreneuership; Pros and Cons and accounting for the
Environmental degradation”, Shivaji
University, Kolhapur, March 14, 2008.
to rural development. A new model for rural development which is
based on high technology and local energy production. This article has
been published in Current Science, October 2008.
Rural Innovations for
Sustainable Development. A keynote address at 4 th India
Innovations Summit, organized by CII, Bangalore
20-21 June, 2008. A news item on this event came in HINDU.
Can we live off the land?
An article on the merits of solar energy versus biofuels.
India An article on the job creation potential
of renewables for .
areas An invited talk given
at ORF in Mumbai, March 30, 2010.
Rural Health Care.
Future is After
"Mimicking Nature". An interview published in Russian Magazine -
Newsletter of Institute for Public Planning, Moscow. February 2011.
Issues in Food and
Energy Security. Inaugural talk given at International Conference
on Food Security and Hunger Management, Vishwa Yuwak Kendra, Delhi. 28
Nation Building and
Happines. An Invited talk given to probationers of Railway Staff
College, Vadodara. 2 August 2011.
basis of corruption - Relevance to corporate world. A public
lecture (organized by IndSearch) given in Pune on 9th August 2011.This
was also a featured
What ails IIT
education. An essay on problems affecting IIT graduates and
possible solutions. October 2011.
Entrepreneurship, Nation Building and Happiness. An invited talk
given at IIM Lucknow. November 2011. The IIML diary is here.
for rural poor. An interesting concept of rural restaurants.
A keynote address on
Social Entreprenuership given at North India HR Summit in Lucknow.
An invited talk to students and faculty of
Mechanical Engineering, IIT Bombay, 4 April 2012.
What should be the
true price of electricity? A thought paper for discussion. June
Innovations for Rural
Poor . A keynote address at
Indian National Academy of Engineering, New Delhi. 21,September 2012.
The video of talk is at this site.
inspirational talk given to students of IIT Kanpur. 17 March 2013. Have Junoon - be Happy
An article on how
enlightened policy by Government can help light up lives of rural poor.
may 2013. Kerosene revisited -
excellent fuel for rural households.
Invited talk given at Stanford
workshop in Mumbai, 15-16 May 2013. The talk is at this site and the
agenda is here.
Rajvanshi, A. K., " Large Scale
Desalination of SeaWater Using Solar Energy", Solar Energy, Vol.
24, No. 6, 1980.
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "Effect
Various Dyes on Solar Distillation", Solar Energy, Vol. 27, pp
Rajvanshi, A. K., " Dew Condensation as a means
of large scale production of fresh water", Journal of Desalination,
Vol. 36, No. 3, 1981.
Rajvanshi, A.K., "Biomass Gasification",
II (Ed. D.Yogi Goswami), CRC Press, 1986, pgs. 83-102.
Rajvanshi, A. K. and
Sudhir Kumar, " Design
and Development of Improved Lantern for Rural Areas", Published by
NARI, Phaltan, Dec. 1987.
Jorapur, R. M. And
Rajvanshi, A. K., " Alcohol
Energy", Proceedings of 1991 ISES Solar World
Congress, Vol. I, Part II (pg. 772-777) Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.,
August 19-23, 1991.
Rajvanshi, A. K. and
Zende, N. J., " Production
of Water from Soil by Solar Energy for Biomass Energy Plantation",
Proceedings of 1991 ISES Solar World Congress, Vol. I, Part II (pg.
843-848) Denver, Colorado, U.S.A., August 19-23, 1991.
Rajvanshi, A. K., " Development of
Technologies for Rural Areas - Need for New Thinking", 'Moving
Technology', Vol. 7, No. 1, CAPART, New Delhi. March 1992.
Rajvanshi, A. K., " Energy Self Sufficient
Talukas - A Solution to National Energy Crisis", Economic and
Political Weekly, Vol. XXX, No. 51, pp. 3315-3319, Dec 23, 1995.
Rajvanshi, A. K., and
Nimbkar, N., " Sweet
Sorghum R & D at the NARI " Paper presented at First
European Seminar on Sorghum for Energy and Industry held at Toulouse,
France, 1-3, April 1996.
Jorapur, R.M. and
Rajvanshi, A .K., " Sugarcane
Biomass and Bioenergy, Vol. 13, No. 3, pp. 141-146, 1997.
Rajvanshi, A.K., " Talukas
provide critical mass for India's sustainable development", Current
Science, Vol. 82, No. 6, 25 March 2002.
Rajvanshi, A.K., " Electric
improved cycle rickshaw as a sustainable transport system for India",
Current Science, Vol. 83, No. 6, 25 September 2002.
Rajvanshi, A.K., " R&D
strategy for cooking and lighting energy for rural households",
Current Science, Vol. 85, No. 4, 25 August 2003.
Rajvanshi, A.K., "
Nature conservation + Spirituality = Sustainability", Paper published in ISES 2005,
A chapter entitled " Sustainable
Development of India - A Gandhian Approach", in the book entitled
Appropriate Technology, Development and Gandhi. To be published by
Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi, October 2003.
Nandini Nimbkar and Anil
K Rajvanshi, " Sweet
Biofuel", Seed World, Vol. 14, No. 8, November
Rajvanshi, A.K., "Key Issues in Rural
Electrification", published in Projects
Monitor, 16 October 2003.
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "With
rural India shinning, India will shine!" published in Project
Monitor, Vision 2020 Issue, Vol.4 No. 2, May 16-31, 2004.
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "Solar
Detoxification of Distillery Waste." June 2004.
Rajvanshi, A.K., " Safflower
Petal Collector", Presented in International Safflower conference,
Istanbul, Turkey, June 2005.
Rajvanshi, A.K., S.M.
Patil and B.Mendoca, "
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "Nation Building,
Youth and Happiness". A talk given to students of IIT Kanpur, April
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "Rocket Science
for Rural development", An essay submitted to SCIENCE Magazine,
Rajvanshi, Anil K., "Technologies for
Disaster Management", Published in Projects
Monitor,17 January 2005.