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…

Barley Vegetable Soup with Seasame Tortilla chips or flatbread.

Vegetable Barley Soup

Barley is a high-fiber food. Blend it with lentils and vegetables for a big dose of nutrients. Enjoy this soup with some multi-grain bread and it becomes a very satisfying and tasty meal. Preparation time: 10 minutes Cooking time: 30 minutes Serves 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons pearl barley, soaked for 3-4 hours 2 tablespoons whole…

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How Does My Garden Grow

Our guest blogger Prerna Kumar – a healer, life guide and an avid reader and writer writes about her learnings in growing a terrace garden. For more, you can check out her blog here. Mary, Mary, quite contrary How does your garden grow? With silver bells and cockleshells And pretty maids all in a row.…

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Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Our guest blogger Nupur Dave writes about being a vegetarian abroad and shares with us, a delicious Dark Chocolate Truffle recipe. Click here to read the recipe on her blog. The smell of meat fills the office shuttle. I turn around in my seat, twice. The first time to check if it is really meat…