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Benefits of Mudakathan Keerai

BALLOON VINE (or) MUDAKATHAN KEERAI – Cardiospermum halicacabum Do you have any unruly plants on your garden or farm? This plant has been growing here, at this very same spot for the past 2 years now. What did you say, “You can’t find it, is it?” Exactly my point. Now you can imagine my plight every time I have to…

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Home Composting – 101

Composting is a topic I have been asked about a lot. I have had a lot of queries over the last few weeks and so I decided I try and write about it. First things first; Composting is basically allowing the organic matter to decompose efficiently to be used as a highly nutritious manure for plants. There are a lot…

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Vegetable stock from scraps

I know what you are thinking! Using the discarded scraps to make a stock…yuck! Blame it on our conditioning but we have been brought up to see it as waste and waste is meant to be thrown away. Some might even think it’s a way to live frugally and why should I live this way when I can afford to…

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Flashback to 20 years back…

You remember the condition my farm was in during the rainy season last year right? Oh, it was terrible! Even accessing the house and garden became quite a challenge due to water logging. Though it was a deliberate decision not to venture into any other area of farm planning except the vegetable patch and the house because…well, Budget$$. But, this…

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7 Easy ways to improve indoor air quality

The common notion is that air pollution is present only outdoors and hence once we are indoors we are absolutely safe from it and we have nothing to worry about. But, let me tell you, that we couldn’t be more wrong! There is increasing evidence from researches showing that the indoor air pollution is actually much worse than outdoor air…

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How to grow Micro greens

WANT TO GROW MICRO GREENS AT HOME? With increasing difficulties in procuring essentials during the lock-down and times of quarantine, fresh vegetables are becoming more and more difficult to stock due to their perishable nature. Keeping your family healthy in the absence of fresh vegetables is highly challenging but has become even more essential while the whole world is fighting…

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Easy Homemade Jam

In these unprecedented times we live in, it’s becoming more and more clear that knowing how to do things ourselves is the only thing that will see us through this tough time. Cooking and knowing how to turn some basic ingredients into food is THE MOST essential skill that’s needed right now…So, I am going to share some very simple,…

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Toor dal harvest at my farm

Okay, so you see that DIY-kind-of-seat there in the picture below…yeah, right there near the fence… Well, I was working on a patch right opposite to that and was ready for a break when I happened to glance at this seat from afar. It looked so inviting tucked away under the shade of the pigeon pea (toor dal) trees. So,…

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A day in the life of an urban farmer

For those of you new here, let me quickly introduce myself. I am a Wife and a Mother, an Organic Farmer, an Entrepreneur running a small organic Skincare Business, a Writer, a Teacher, a Sustainability Coach and a Blogger. And sometimes with all these roles, my life can become pretty crazy. As it happens often, the past few weeks have…

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My Interview with Mandira Bedi

My interview with Actor Mandira Bedi on her book “Happy for no reason”… Thanks to #WomensWeb, I got to Live my fan girl moment and had a blast chatting with the quintessential Diva and Fitness icon. For me, she’s ‘Shanti’ through and through. I distinctly remember that at the time when this sitcom was being aired, having a young female…

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