Tag Archives: India

A yellow Nano and its Able driver

The first time I sat in one and turned on the little two-cylinder motor, it juddered and rumbled . It was uncanny how much I loved it at that moment. And I have sat in many a car and felt … Continue reading

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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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My garden is a macro world

My garden is really a macro world in the sky. I am up high on the fifth floor and right now I am fighting back an invasion of mealybugs. And doing that organically is no easy task. At first, they … Continue reading

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The haunt of the urban naturalist

Wild pockets exist within our cities, enduring in the undergrowth of house gardens and in the canopies of the city’s avenue trees. The urban naturalist has to find a way to peek into the treetops to discover this hidden upper … Continue reading

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Food chauvinism, is that even a thing?

Eating and even cooking are entirely about taste and preference. Such things are subjective, eccentric and peculiar to the individual. So I find it strange that there are cooking competitions like the MasterChef series, where judges award the best dish … Continue reading

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Monsters in the garden

At this time of year, you can find monsters hiding around the corner almost at every neighbourhood nursery. Winter is at bay in this corner of India and summer is not yet upon us. The plant nurseries have wares to … Continue reading

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