Monthly Archives: December 2012

Flowers wither as city bees stay away

I used to take bees for granted, that is, till I started growing chilly peppers and tomatoes. In my mother’s suburban garden where gleaming, midnight-blue carpenter bees like to fly, eggplants, tomatoes, okra flower, then fruit, seasons turn, and all … Continue reading

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Not everything home made is manna

The flames have all died down and shop-front sweet-box displays have been put away till Diwali season arrives again in India next year. Our local sweet shop did so much business this year, that it encroached on the sidewalk to … Continue reading

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