I am mechanical engineer and law graduate also. I am 72 years young. As I was born in poor farmer's family and as I am influenced by Mahatma Gandhi's life, my heart always burns for poor, oppressed and trodden people. But still I wasted 14 years of my precious young life in doing jobs for vested interest organizations like government, semi government organizations, big cooperatives etc. Then I summoned up all my courage and left the job in 1982 and founded TINYTECH PLANTS and since then I am deeply engrossed in development of small and simple technology for creating and strengthening local economy.
During the first few years of my experience, I realized that the entire world is rushing in the dangerous direction of centralizing production, centralizing economic and political powers and more and more exploiting common masses not only in poor countries but also in developed countries. I realized that this rush of the world is going to strike to dead wall. So called development is going to be proved as mirage in the desert to billions of people.
I realized that all this centralization has become possible due to big and heavy industries and big machinery. So it is urgent necessity to create alternative to all big industries. During the experience, certain convictions took shape in my heart which I am trying to follow and which are described as MY BASIC CONVICTIONS. It is my faith that it will remain for ever with my soul and it will not be burnt when I die and when my body will be burnt.
At present I am engrossed in the development of various technologies such as wind mills, wind turbines, solar thermal power plant, steam engines and hence entire business is run by my able son Gopal Desai who is also mechanical engineer. In fact, development of appropriate technology is my partial activity. MY AREA OF INTERESTS describes my entire activity and thinking.