Evolve Back: Stories from Orange County Resorts


Nature’s existence depends on the interconnectedness of everything that constitutes it. The urban pace has cost humans our sensitivity towards our ecosystem. We seldom consider the fact that animals too belong here as much as we do.

‘Ubuntu’ is a term that is popular in today’s internet culture. However, unknown to many, ‘Ubuntu’ is originally borrowed from the South African Nguni languages like Zulu and Xhosa and has no direct translation into English, but is used to describe a particular African worldview. ‘Ubuntu’ generally points to man’s humanity towards the surrounding ecosystem.

Meenakshi teaches us the importance of treating animals with respect and compassion. Through an attitude of ‘Ubuntu’, we can all coexist with mutual respect.

Local Heroes is our ongoing journey to bring to you captivating stories about our land and its people; a symbiosis that we explore and celebrate through expressive and uplifting video and photo essays every month. We believe this Responsible Tourism Initiative will cause you to see 'evolution' in a new light.

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  1. Mathew says:

    A great initiative to jolt us back to what we are missing up, trading off on and possibly never to experience if we don’t pay heed to nature’s need and ours.

  2. Mufazzal Munshi says:

    I am blind and can feel the essence of this video. however, it would have been wonderful if it was audio described as well.

  3. P Kumar says:

    Thank you “orange county” for the lovely video!

  4. Ritaksha says:

    Dear Orange County editor,
    Really appreciate the articles and thoughts behind this and other articles.
    Keep up the Good effort ….
    Best Regards,

    1. Swetha Sridhar says:

      Dear Ritaksha,

      Greetings from Orange County Resorts!

      Thank you for your wonderful words.
      We hope you continue to enjoy our initiatives.

      Warm regards,
      Swetha Sridhar,
      Asst. Manager – Marketing,
      Orange County Resorts & Hotels Ltd.

  5. Balachandran. R says:

    Luxury at its water edge, especially during the monsoon period.

  6. Charmy says:

    Thanks for the beautiful video

  7. ANJANA PATEL says:

    Many years back I have seen “hathi mere Satthi” film really remind me when I have seen this Meenakshi video. True friend of HUMAN

  8. Y N Jagannath says:

    We thank you all for making a home for us away from home

  9. Tarun Jacob says:

    just brilliant this whole evolve back initiative