About us

We nurture an ecosystem for creatives leaders and emergent ideas through learning initiatives, facilitating discussions and offering publishing opportunities

Purpose.
To nurture creatives in pursuing their ideas and stories with humility and courage. The vision is to build a world that is truly reflective of the diversity of ideas and worldviews.
Essence.
In an age of innovation and 'new age thinking', its easy to discard the old and traditional. Furthermore, we are accustomed to divide the world into bits. This hinders our thinking.

Tattva literally means 'essence'. Seeking the 'essence' or 'truth of the matter' means undertaking a fearless search; it means moving personal biases aside; it means altering our linguistic frameworks; it means taking a step into the unknown.
Being
We only ever have two choices. We are either passive consumers and sit on the stands (bhogi) or we can enter the arena and play the game by being the creator (yogi).

Being a creative is not just about aesthetics or design. It's not just about art, dance or novels. Its all that and much more. It's about doing what may be difficult and facing the music everyday; about overcoming our inner contrarians; about having a sense of responsibility in what is required in the world. It means stepping into the unknown and embracing the search for essence.
Doing
Our work ethic rest on a 'We' not 'I' culture. Creativity is not only hard when done alone, but its actually a lot more fulfilling when done in the spirit of contribution to a purpose beyond our immediate selve and with eachother. We encourage that. Challenging one-another in a fun way is the hallmark of our work.


Our core activities involve running learning programmes, through the Academy, facilitating discussions through Hubs and Ideas, and engaging in public discourse through Talks.

ABOUT US

Our purpose is to

make creativity - the type that progresses society - the culture

We believe the world is at a tipping point.

In the context of overwhelming complexity, globalisation, hyper-polarised politics and degenerating social and ecosystems, the current paradigms are failing us. For instance, we have become over-reliant on technology to solve our issues. This is naivity.

Perhaps, we need to create a fundamental shift in our values. What are these values? Paradigms - a collection of values - based on regeneration, balance, diversity and sustainability can be coined in the broad concept of dharma. Indigeneous cultures - those rooted to nature - hold this paradigm in the high esteem. Can we learn something from these cultures?

Tattva’is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘the essence of’. It is the fearless and open-minded search for the essence of things. It inspires the aspirant to search both internally and externally, set aside mental filters and question basic assumptions. Through this, we open up new ways of being and new possibilities in this world.

Innovative thinking doesn't mean rebelling against the old. It doesn't mean revamping the entire fabric of society. It doesn't necessarily mean doing or being radical. Building a sustainable, stable and secure future often means preserving that which is essential. Preserving the 'essence' is Tattva.

From these basic assumptions, comes our unique purpose. Our unique purpose is therefore to make creativity - the type of creativity that is inspired by this paradigm of dharma - to become a culture. We are an interdisciplinary platform that builds this kind of creative leadership and incubates ideas that are inspired by this paradigm.

We do this by through open learning, publishing initiatives, creative and research hubs and public conversations, engaging thinkers and creatives to push the frontiers of their work.

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