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This site integrates the writings and work of D.V.Sridharan.

It all began with goodnewsindia.com, which is no longer updated. But all the old stories are still there. Click logo alongside

Why is GoodNewsIndia no longer updated and how did that work lead to pointReturn? Click here to find out.

Karpagam and Sriram are long-term volunteers at pointReturn. Sriram updates his blog frequently and reports more directly than I do here. You will also enjoy reading of their other concerns. Click here.

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Return to nature,
to your roots,
to your centre.

to harvest
and contentment

to serve
in thanks
for the gifts
received in life

Do return

The point
is to return


Combined readership of goodNewsIndia and pointReturn since Jun,2000

3,000,000 :   Jun,07 
2,000,000 :   Jul,05 
1,000,000 : Dec,03 
0,000,000 :  Jun,00 

Karpagam and Sriram

To have people join you, who share your passion, is a game changing  Read

Hosted cows

If you can’t own and care for cows, let someone who is looking for a pasture bring his, and leave some dung  Read

A primer on swales

An article on swales has just been published elsewhere on this  Read

A Banana Circle

The inappropriately named Banana Circle is a good way to manage waste, make compost and grow  Read

Visitors from Sadhana Forest

It was an honour and a pleasure to welcome Aviram and Yorit of Sadhana Forest, Auroville along with 27 students of a Permaculture Design  Read

A Pongamia trove

One doesn’t look at the backyard until after having gazed  Read

Vegetables and seasons

Information for nursery  Read

Water woes, Oct. 09

Some months ago, I Twittered “july, 09 is hottest in 40 years. rainfall is 10% of the average; just 20mm. pointReturn is reeling under the drought”. That was about the SW monsoon. Now the NE monsoon appears to be poor as  Read

The gentle bikie Ringo, aka Paul Kean

This itinerant permaculturist arrived from nowhere and has since contributed  Read


On Sep 27, 2009 the new pavilion was consecrated. A homam was performed by the local priest between 4.30 and 5.30am.  Read