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GAIL (India) integrates with INTERACTIONS

, a global initiative to create connections between Nature, Humans and Animals through Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environment and Water Risks.

NEW DELHI,NOVEMBER 30 : GAIL (India) Ltd has integrated with INTERACTIONS, a global initiative to create connections between Nature, Humans and Animals through Biodiversity, Climate Change, Environment and Water Risks. The Asian premier of INTERACTIONS was held during International Film Festival of India ( IFFI ) in Goa recently .

"Building relationships is not about transactions—it's about connections."

― Michelle Tillis Lederman, 11 Laws of Likability

INTERACTIONS comprises of 12 short films produced by Art for the World (Geneva, Switzerland) with the participation of 12 international film-makers being produced by AFTW under the auspices of UN's COP15 (Conference of the United Nations on Biodiversity) and WAAS (World Academy of Art and Science). These thematic films cover Nature Conservation, Climate Change, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Deforestation, Water Risks, Health & Animal Rights.

These 12 short films also include Indian short film by the acclaimed Indian National Award Winning Director Padmashree Nila Madhab Panda, that is included in the anthology, is based on the vagaries of the conflict areas between humanity and wild animals, and touches upon serious and urgent topics like protection of elephant corridors and preserving Nature, Biodiversity and Habitats.

Awareness against Climate Change,

"One jests because one wants to contemplate." - Plotinus, The Essential Plotinus

The last association of GAIL with ART for The World was for an award winning film on environmental awareness, entitled INTERDEPENDENCE, which World Premiered at Rome and was viewed by over 500 million people across continents including India in the years 2019-2021. GAIL has been constantly striving to create awareness against Climate Change, Air Pollution and spreading the tenets of Sustainability in individual and corporate lifestyles. Hawa Badlo (Change the Air) an initiative by GAIL (India) Ltd that connects with the citizens on a digital platform for creating awareness for better air and environment and to provide solutions for curtailing the effects of air pollution was originally started as a Clean Air & Natural Gas Advocacy mission in the year 2016. Hawa Badlo later took on the mantle of amplifying conversations through long form content with leading celebrities and entertainers in India and abroad, including associations with National Award winning feature film Kadvi Hawa, presenting the award winning web series Hawa Badle Hassu etc.

"You are walking down a street and you meet somebody. Anybody. And you look at each other. And you are you. And he is him. Yet when you look at each other, the eyes make a connection. Then you go off one way. And he goes off another way. You go off into different parts of town, and maybe you never see each other again. Not in your whole life." - Carson McCullers, The Member of the Wedding

"Thanks to the centrifugal pump, places like Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas had thrown on the garments of fertility for a century, pretending to greenery and growth as they mined glacial water from ten-thousand-year-old aquifers. They'd played dress-up-in-green and pretended it could last forever. They'd pumped up the Ice Age and spread it across the land, and for a while they'd turned their dry lands lush. Cotton, wheat, corn, soybeans -- vast green acreages, all because someone could get a pump going. Those places had dreamed of being different from what they were. They'd had aspirations. And then the water ran out, and they fell back, realizing too late that their prosperity was borrowed, and there would be no more coming." - Paolo Bacigalupi, The Water Knife

"Everyone we interact with becomes a part of us." ― Jodi Aman

Speak criticism into the mirror before you share with anyone else" ― Maureen Joyce Connolly, Little Lovely Things

"Social ecology is based on the conviction that nearly all of our present ecological problems originate in deep-seated social problems. It follows, from this view, that these ecological problems cannot be understood, let alone solved, without a careful understanding of our existing society and the irrationalities that dominate it. To make this point more concrete: economic, ethnic, cultural, and gender conflicts, among many others, lie at the core of the most serious ecological dislocations we face today—apart, to be sure, from those that are produced by natural catastrophes." - Murray Bookchin, Social Ecology and Communalism

"Knowledge empowers people with our most powerful tool: the ability to think and decide. There is no power for change greater than a child discovering what he or she cares about. (Speech about Global Warming read on the National Mall for the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, 2010)" - Seymour Simon

"Human interaction. The most complicated form of happiness I will never figure out."

by Charlotte Eriksson

"If we are ever going to see a paradigm shift, we have to be clear about how we want the present paradigm to shift. We must be clear that veganism is the unequivocal baseline of anything that deserves to be called an "animal rights" movement. If "animal rights" means anything, it means that we cannot morally justify any animal exploitation; we cannot justify creating animals as human resources, however "humane" that treatment may be. We must stop thinking that people will find veganism "daunting" and that we have to promote something less than veganism. If we explain the moral ideas and the arguments in favor of veganism clearly, people will understand. They may not all go vegan immediately; in fact, most won't. But we should always be clear about the moral baseline. If someone wants to do less as an incremental matter, let that be her/his decision, and not something that we advise to do. The baseline should always be clear. We should never be promoting "happy" or "humane" exploitation as morally acceptable." ― GaryLFrancione.

"Yes, there are constraints on our actions, conventions and structural injustices that set the parameters of possibility. Our free will is not omnipotent – we can't do whatever we want. But, as Scranton says, we are free to choose from possible options. And one of our options is to make environmentally conscientious choices. It doesn't require breaking the laws of physics–or even electing a green president–to select something plant-based from a menu or at the grocery store. And although it may be a neoliberal myth that individual decisions have ultimate power, it is a defeatist myth that individual decisions have no power at all. Both macro and micro actions have power, and when it comes to mitigating our planetary destruction, it is unethical to dismiss either, or to proclaim that because the large cannot be achieved, the small should not be attempted." - Jonathan Safran Foer, We Are the Weather: Saving the Planet Begins at Breakfast

When we try to pick out any­thing by itself, we find it hitched to every­thing else in the Uni­verse. John Muir
What is important to the historian of the world is not the petty wars between Greek cities, or the sordid squabbles for party ascendancy, but the memories retained by mankind when the brief episode was ended—like the recollection of a brilliant sunrise in the Alps, while the mountaineer struggles through an arduous day of wind and snow. These memories, as they gradually faded, left in men's minds the images of certain peaks that had shone with peculiar brightness in the early light, keeping alive the knowledge that behind the clouds a splendour still survived, and might at any moment become manifest. - Bertrand Russell, A History of Western Philosophy