The northeast monsoon is playing truant again and the poor trees think it’s winter already. Two of the mango trees have begun flowering in a feeble, apologetic sort of way. […]
Several months ago, one of our neighbours got in a JCB to remove the lantana running wild on their land. In passing, a tree near our pond was uprooted. I […]
This year, our mango orchard turns five, and we harvested close to 500 fruit over about two and a half months. The first few batches, which included windfalls, hailfalls, elephant […]
I read this book in almost one gulp. Very easy to read, with an engaging style, and I learnt a few things I didn’t know about trees. The central idea […]
Call it laburnum, cassia fistula, golden shower, amaltas, Vishu kanni, or anything else – it’s stunning in any language.
April rebellion No cook, no clean No scrub, no dust No chop, no feed No wash, no sweep No mop, no fry No provisioning No enter house, no what, no […]
That’s its name in Kannada – gobra soppu, meaning manure leaf. Which made me think it must be an indigenous tree. But to my surprise, I found that Gliricidia Sepium […]