Sustainable Living

Are we chasing a cheap dream?

Have you ever wondered why home-grown/ homemade/ handmade/ handcrafted… is always expensive, and difficult to source? And all the while, their cheaper counterparts are readily available in abundance, at every nook and cranny of the city. It’s the marketing of such dubious products that prey on our time-constraint and need for convenience. They know that these are the pressure points…

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How I Turned My Farm Dream Into A Reality

It is definitely not easy to answer that question because it was a tiny seed of a dream that was there for quite some time, buried underground without anyone’s knowledge, silently waiting for the right conditions to grow. Because otherwise what’s the rationale on why we felt the way we did when we looked at the small coconut farm. And…

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A little about my farm and me

I have a very small farm located in a village on the out-skirts of Chennai, India. And by small I mean very small, about half acre, close to ten grounds with around 20 coconut trees. Yeah, not a huge area but enough to realize my dreams of living off the land and living a life closer to nature. Though I…

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My journey towards an Eco-friendly lifestyle

My journey towards an Eco-friendly lifestyle Recently we were interviewed by “The New Indian Express” newspaper about reducing our waste and going for a zero-waste lifestyle. You can read the newspaper clipping here http://epaper.newindianexpress.com/1681006/The-New-Indian-Express-Chennai/02062018#page/24 A dear friend suggested that I write a blog post on how we are trying to achieve this and that’s how this article came to be.…

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Homesteading – A dream…

Let me start by saying that I didn’t even know what the word “homesteading” meant. So, when I was searching high and low about what this desire of mine to grow my food, cook from scratch and the desire to live a life of self-sufficiency meant, that’s when this word kept cropping up. And that’s how I learnt that there…

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