Welcome to the home page of Balaji Shankar. For several years now I have been trying to step out of the mainstream and attempt a life of simplicity and self-sufficiency. It has been a great journey so far. For the last 2 years I am spending more of my time writing (mostly in Tamil for our Alternate-Living Magazine Thalanmai) and I decided to collect a lot of assorted stuff into a single website - http://earth.org.in. I would not venture into this anthology of drivel, had there not been some requests for it! I am always a sucker for requests - especially from good people. So here we are!