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EP31 – Planetary Transgression and why we need Climate Healers, with Dr. Sailesh Rao The VM Podcast

Dr. Sailesh Rao has over three decades of professional experience and is the Founder and Executive Director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated towards healing the Earth’s climate. A systems specialist with a Ph. D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Dr. Rao worked on the internet communications infrastructure for twenty years after graduation. During this period, he blazed the trail for high speed signal processing chips and technologies for High Definition Television, real-time video communications and the transformation of early analog internet connections to more robust digital connections, while accelerating their speeds ten-fold. Today, over a billion internet connections deploy the communications protocol that he designed. He received five Exceptional Contribution Awards from AT&T Bell Laboratories between 1985 and 1991, a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff award in 1990, the Intel Principal Engineer Award in 2003, and the IIT Madras Distinguished Alumnus Award in 2013 for his technical contributions. He is the author of 22 peer-reviewed technical papers, 50 standards contributions, 10 US patents and 3 Canadian patents. He was the co-founder of Silicon Design Experts in 1991 which was acquired by Level One Communications in 1996 and which was later acquired by Intel Corporation in 1999 for $2.2 billion. In 2006, he switched careers and became deeply immersed, full time, in solving the environmental crises affecting humanity.  Dr. Rao is the author of four books, Carbon Dharma: The Occupation of Butterflies, Carbon Yoga: The Vegan Metamorphosis, Animal Agriculture is Immoral and The Pinky Promise, and an Executive Producer of several documentaries, The Human Experiment (2013), Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret (2014), What The Health (2017), A Prayer for Compassion (2019), They’re Trying to Kill Us (2021), The End of Medicine (2022), The Land of Ahimsa (2022), Animals – A Parallel History (est. 2024), Milked (2022), Christspiracy (2024) and I Could Never Go Vegan (2024). His work is featured in the award winning film, Countdown to Year Zero produced by Jane Velez-Mitchell and Unchained TV. ———————————————————— The VM Podcast is a Vichaar Manthan project exploring modern-day issues through a Dharmic lens. Through in-depth interviews with some of the best thinkers of our time, the podcast explores how we can better understand dharma, and our lives, and recapture the ancient and classical ideals of sustainability, liberty and flourishing. Tune in, for an earnest conversation! – Hosted by VM fellow Sumit Sharma, who you can email on ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ Join the conversation at ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and on all streaming platforms: ⁠⁠⁠Spotify⁠⁠⁠ /⁠⁠⁠ Apple Podcasts⁠⁠⁠ /⁠⁠⁠ Google Podcasts⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠YouTube ⁠⁠⁠/ ⁠⁠⁠Audible⁠⁠⁠ / ⁠⁠⁠RSS Feed⁠⁠⁠ #thevmpodcast #vichaarmanthan #podcast #dharmicpodcast #dharma #dharmic #dharmicideas #sustainableideas #sustainablenarratives #sustainability #listennow #hindudharma #hindupodcast #india #Indian #philosophy #hinduphilosophy #philosophicalideas  #indianphilosophy
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