Abhay Burjor Ghiara with his beloved wife Krista at Worli sea face, Bombay, with the Arabian Sea behind them. >
I am a writer, performance artist, Gandhian economist, and Fulbright scholar to India.
I have taught Gandhian economics at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, The Goat Island Performance Group's summer schools at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois and Bristol University, U.K., and DeVry University, San Francisco, California, and Fortaleza, Brazil.
I was United States Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Scholar to India in 2012 and 2013. I am a peer reviewer for the Fulbright Commission in New Delhi, India.
"...you think the same way that I have been thinking" - Muhammad Yunus, mentor and Nobel Peace Prize winner for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the concepts of microcredit and microfinance. Professor Yunus is currently spreading his new concept of social business worldwide.
"I admire the work you are doing" - Robert Leonard, friend and historian of economics, Dept. Economics, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Robert is working on a book on the economist E. F. Schumacher.
"Of all people I know or have ever met, with the possible exception of Thich Nhat Hanh, you have most completely comprehended the loving philosophy of mindfulness." - Matthew Goulish, friend and performance artist, dramaturge, co-founder Goat Island and Every house has a door. Matthew teaches writing at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
"A fine blend of heavy philosophy and stark reality. This is you-the you I knew in the early 80s, the Thinker-all so mature even at that young age." - Hermione Salazar, mentor, friend and legendary Head, Dept. economics, St. Xavier's College, Bombay. Hermione was my first teacher of economics and exactly thirty years later research guide during my Fulbright to India.