Indian Oil Corp: 6KW Solar Off Grid System near Beed district

The Weather Makers

Climate Change is here to stay – there is no contention about it. The challenge remains to be able to adapt to it. Clean Energy is one of the major solutions addressing this challenge. This series of blog articles talks about the renewable energy sector in India. We decided to embark on this subject area…

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Fertilizers and Soil Quality

Soil can be defined as a mixture of mineral and organic matter that is capable of supporting plant life. Agriculture is a major occupation in countries such as India and Ireland and the quality of agricultural productivity depends upon the quality of soil. With increasing population, use of fertilizers has been widely practiced over the…

Rice Farming Nanegaon

Green Speak with Gorus – An Organic Farmer’s Collective

An interview with Ashwin Paranjpe who is an organic farmer and the founder of Gorus – a farmer’s collective, located outside of Pune in Nanegaon in Kolwan Valley in the Sahyadris. This collective brings small farmers together to sell organically grown, seasonally planned produce to a fixed number of consumers in urban Pune. Tell us…

Festival-Pollution

Green Ganesh OK Please

Rivers of India have always played a major role in our history and civilization. They have been worshiped in our ancient scriptures, and have been named after gods, goddesses or saints. Ironically, those same rivers are severely polluted by us – either in the form of industrial contaminants, domestic sewage, or as a result of …

Yellow Bag Campaign

Sustainable Menstruation – a way forward

‘The Yellow Bag Campaign,’ is an excellent initiative started by three young professionals, Rajlaxmi Teli, Sneha Malani and Purva Sankala, in collaboration with local NGO, SWaCH. Their project aims to streamline the waste segregation mechanism for sanitary waste disposal in Pune. Operating since 2007, SWaCh, a co-operative for waste pickers from low income backgrounds, provide…

Today’s “show-quality” German Shepherd with the desirable extreme sloping back

My Dog Comes with Papers

A very dear uncle recently proclaimed proudly to me that his new Beagle puppy came complete with papers certifying how purely bred it was. He was disappointed to see my luke-warm response, and couldn’t understand why I answered, “That doesn’t really mean much!” The conversation got me thinking. My well-meaning uncle clearly loves his little…

One-O-Eight Cafe

Green Speak with One-O-Eight Cafe

Bree Bhosale – owner of One-O-Eight Cafe in Lane 6, Koregaon Park, Pune tell us about buying local and eating healthy. “At the end of the day, I just want people to come feel at home, relax and let go and leave feeling light and happy!” This is exactly how we felt- a must visit…