Farm Blog

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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“Sabzi me keede acche hain” – The case of the missing worms in our vegetables…

Just like Surf Excel’s tagline “Daag acche hain”, I would love for a campaign to start on “Sabzi Me Keede Acche Hain” and hope it becomes a national movement, because it’s so crucial for our well-being, for our kid’s well-being and for of course, everyone’s well-being…. I know how it feels to see a worm in vegetables…I used to cringe…

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Stepping stones…

I have always wondered about why people are not quite willingly accepting the organic way of life knowing pretty well what’s there in the food we buy nowadays…And then it occurred to me that anything which is home grown/ homemade/ handmade/   handcrafted…is always expensive. And the cheaper counterparts are readily available in abundance in our nearby supermarkets! Of course we…

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Green Revolution and other lies

In the past few years I had started questioning a lot of things; things I believed without a doubt and took the reasoning and explanations as they were presented to me. One such thing is my understanding of Green Revolution. As a biology teacher I have been teaching agriculture, natural resources and conservation as part of the science curriculum. It’s…

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