Mr & Mrs. Sanjay Gulbani Join Organo

Organo is a community of people who believe and live by the principles of impact and sustainability on a daily basis. We are pleased to announce the addition of one more family to the Naandi Clan. Mr.Sanjay Gulbani is a jeweler by profession. He owns and runs P Mangatram Jewellers. When he visited Organo a year ago, he was not looking to buy a farmhouse but after experiencing Organo, his decision changed. The Gulbanis are constructing a home in Jubilee Hills but have decided to move to Organo during the weekends. He fell in love with the whole concept of #LifeOnASlowTrack. His love for outdoors, greenery and animals has made him choose Horse riding as a hobby. He learned to canter within 3 months and is now eager to join our community and raise his own horse. Mrs.Deepa Gulbani runs a social organisation called EQUI_AID. Here’s what she has to say about the vision of the organisation – “EQUI-AID was born out of a gesture of gratitude from having been given a blessed life for the many of us. It is our little effort to bring about a change in the lives of the less fortunate and ignored because of our own individual responsibilities. We at this voluntary organization aim to raise awareness & hope to bring about a social change & uplift the lives of the under privileged in every possible way we can. The voluntary organisation revolves around 3pillars – education, health and empowerment (livelihood enhancement). We divide a year into 3 periods of 4months and dedicate each period to each of these 3 pillars so that we can be more focused and do justice to each initiative at a time. On livelihood enhancement, we look at helping micro, cottage industries run by women and provide them with consulting which will help improve their business for the better. This would be much more valuable than the 1 time monetary support”. Congratulations Mr & Mrs Gulbani. We look forward to working together to create an impact on the lives of others in and around Organo.

Welcoming Mr. & Mrs. Vijay Madduri

Organo provides an opportunity for people to indulge in life to the deepest possible roots. Most people who visit Organo once, fall in love with it. Such is the story of Mr.Vijay Madduri and family, the latest addition to our Naandi clan. Mr. Vijay visited Organo with his friends and instantenously decided to be a part of the community. The idea of #Life.On.A.Slow.Track appealed to him and within no time Mr.Vijay along with his family celebrated the gruhpravesham of their new home. Mr. Vijay Madduri is a serial entrepreneur and the the CEO of Incessant Technologies, which helps global organizations realize their Digital integration roles through the agile delivery of enterprise iBPM solutions. He recently went to Cambridge University to get his fellowship and is now planning to take a sabbatical to study further. He is very keen on studying and learning further. His recent graduation is a testimony to his efforts. His eagerness to learn and read resonates with the community’s vision to grow. Mrs.Lakshmi is a woman of great taste and loves the outdoors. It was a pleasure to work with her while building their home. The couple has two children, Lasya and Tarun. Congratulation Mr and Mrs Vijay Madduri. All of us at Organo, wish you a very happy life ahead.

An Ode To Bamboo: Organo celebrates World Bamboo Day

India’s largest bamboo structure was launched on the occasion of World Bamboo Day, September 18th, 2016 at India’s first self- sustainable collective farming rurban commune, Organo. An organisation that stands for change and alternate lifestyle and works towards sustainability through architecture and design. World Bamboo Day is observed to maximize the awareness and potential of Bamboo. It is dedicated to promoting the use of bamboo and bamboo products.
On this day, Organo in association with Native KONBAC, JANS and FHD launched a magnificent bamboo structure that covers an area of 10,750 sq ft with a maximum span of 82 feet and weighs 61,000 kgs. “An Odea to Bamboo” which was a two-day event in Hyderabad that brought together visionaries of the architecture, sustainability and bamboo industries to explore and discuss the potential, problems and solutions related to Bamboo.
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The panel discussion commenced with insight provided by Dr. Ramanuja Rao, Chairman CIBART, who spoke at length about the spectacular work in Bali, Japan and particularly Columbia which is typically the mecca of large bamboo construction. Coming home to India’s treatment of bamboo as a cellulosic material for making pulp and paper, Dr. Rao stressed on the training of the forest management to direct bamboo cultivation as mainly a cellulite. He congratulated Organo for the leap towards responsible architecture and said, “I’m sure everybody who has any kind of misgivings about Bamboo and large constructions have had their misgivings removed now, and I think many more architects will experiment with this.”
After a 360 degree view was presented on the stage, Mr. Krunal invited Dr. Sudheer Pandey, Advisor to the National Mission on Bamboo Application, to explain the Government’s role in bamboo work in a larger scale. He said, “My knowledge of bamboo came post retirement” but surprised the august gathering by informing that bamboo has over 1500 uses, making it the most eco-friendly and work friendly raw material for construction. He acknowledged the Government’s efforts with instances of financial support to the bamboo mission by the horticulture department with funds worth Rs 2500 Crores.
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Mr. Ninad Karpe, CEO and MD of Aptech International, rightly said, “Businesses cannot succeed where societies fail. The adoption of bamboo by businesses will turn into a virtuous circle if more people undertake projects like this.” He also said, “Today is a historic day for the bamboo industry of India, this is a turning point, it is a great event and this needs to be propagated.”
Insight from an architectural point of view was discussed by Mr. Jaigopal, renowned architect, who recognized the importance of an efficient and dedicated team to make the bamboo dream a reality. Organo’s Founder Mr. Nagesh Battula confided that project NAANDI went through crippling difficulties that were overcome by sticking to their fundamental belief system that “if we serve nature, it serves us back.”
The final panel member, Mr. Rohan Manchanda,representative of TATA Trust, believed that with the advent of technology, bamboo community should advance at a notable pace to provide to a significantly higher capacity. He strongly advocated education in the bamboo sector and announced that the TATA Trust promoted education in Bamboo Research Centre in Maharashtra, in collaboration with the Maharashtra Government. He said,” The Government might not listen to a single player but we can come together to make a much bigger impact” urging corporations to come together and work towards this eco-friendly movement.
The panel discussion, moderated by Mr.Krunal, director, Organo, was a successful demonstration of all spheres mingling towards a common goal- a bamboo revolution. The informative groupthink collaborated the opinions of professionals from different industries. With experience in Environmentalist practices, Architecture and business, the panel discussion was wholesome and educative. The ambience was further brightened by the palpable energy of the audience, sitting in India’s largest Bamboo structure. Among the audience were students from various architecture and design colleges in India. These students participated in the design challenge and were required to design an eco-friendly farm for weekend stays using bamboo.
This bamboo structure is another example of Organo’s foresighted lead that would bring about a paradigm shift in the environmental sphere, and encourage responsible business.