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The goodness of unpolished rice

21 May 2015 10:50 PM GMT
It might be hard to believe today but there was a time in Tamil Nadu when men wanting to marry had to win the trust of the girl’s family by either...

Suvin cotton: On the brink of disappearance

13 April 2015 9:06 PM GMT
Farmer M Rajamanikam is not very taken by the fact that the cotton crop standing on his farm is considered the “king” of all cotton varieties in the...

A region starved of fodder

27 March 2015 10:36 PM GMT
On February 10, Maharashtra’s revenue minister, Eknath Khadse, made two announcements. He banned the sale of fodder outside the district where it has...

Weak link in Madhya Pradesh

3 March 2015 10:58 PM GMT
“We have no water problems anymore. Now, Kshipra ji has sufficient water for everyone,” announces a smiling Manish Dangi, resident of Mudla village...

Return of scented sandalwood in India

25 Feb 2015 10:23 PM GMT
FIVE YEARS ago, farmer K C Dinesh planted 2,500 sandalwood saplings on four hectares (ha) of his land in Karnataka’s Chitradurga district. In 10...

Bengaluru’s burning issue

7 Feb 2015 10:46 PM GMT
BENGALURU CITY’S long drawn battle with the municipal corporation for effective waste management is finally showing results. Just six months after...

Organic blues: A question of trust vs certification

22 Jan 2015 11:13 PM GMT
A FOOD SAFETY and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) official walked into Restore, an organic food store at Kottivakkam in Chennai. He picked up a...

Bengaluru’s trash talk

4 July 2014 10:23 PM GMT
On 3 June 2014, more than 700 policemen marched into Mandur village near Bengaluru – to forcefully dump the city’s garbage in the protesting village....

A pair too rare

28 Jun 2014 11:10 PM GMT
Three years ago when I bought these bullocks, they were worth Rs 58,000. Now they are worth at least Rs 1,00,000,’ exclaims Anil Kale with pride,...

Alphonso’s last call?

11 May 2014 4:26 PM GMT
It is the last week of March, busiest time of the year for the farmers of Ratnagiri, producers of the world-famous Alphonso mango. But the silence...

Blossoms with benefits

1 April 2014 10:46 PM GMT
The moisture in the soil dries up, and new vegetables stop growing. Wadis, or large kitchen gardens, where some of the traditional vegetables are...

Spice it up with a touch of powder

25 Oct 2013 10:14 PM GMT
What’s more, once prepared, dry chutneys can be stored at room temperature for a month or more to be dished out as and when needed. Convenient,...
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