Whiiiiiine! Swat! Grrrrr! This is a sound sequence you hear often in our house these days. No, we’re not ill-treating our dog. It’s those pesky mosquitoes, which have taken over […]
RaGa: Want to hear a joke? NaMo: Shoot me now!
There’s something about Latin names. They’re sonorous, authoritative, and sometimes even melodious. Just try rolling these on your tongue… tectona grandis, saraca asoca, dalbergia sissoo, ocimum sanctum, melia dubia, pinus […]
Some time back, I bought my year’s supply of shikakai. This is such a useful fruit: I use it to wash clothes (handwash only!), dishes, sanitary fittings, and my hair. […]
Horrifying things have been happening of late in the name of the cow, a fairly harmless, peaceful animal. Indians are supposed to be hung up on the mother figure, hence […]
Two months and much parleying later, we still don’t have a road. On the contrary, there is now a wall at each end, making it even more inaccessible. It seems […]
In an earlier post, I wrote about my attempts to live a plastic-free life. I felt, and still sometimes feel, like I was struggling alone against the entire system. But […]