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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 in ...

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 the ...

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...

Of pseudo-sangams and de-linking of rivers

15 Jan 2015 10:48 PM GMT
I had hardly breathed the phrase “Narmada-Kshipra” when the young driver brightened, and said, “Yes yes! I know the spot!”“You know it?” I echoed in...

Farmers are digging their own destinies

5 Jan 2015 11:00 PM GMT
JANABAI KOHALE cannot remember a time when she did not have to climb down a well in summer to collect the last drops of water left in it. “There was a ...

Public hearings on development project a sham

1 Jan 2015 12:07 AM GMT
“We do not know what this project is about,” says Kamlesh Prasad Yadav, resident of Palkohan village in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. “We...

Just one moment please, Mr Fadnavis!

22 Nov 2014 10:24 PM GMT
The new BJP government in Maharashtra has cleared the trust vote with help from the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Will it now be in a position to...

Growing herbs to heal cattle

17 Oct 2014 10:12 PM GMT
All veterinary doctors will unanimously agree that treating ruminaltympany disease (bloated rumen or paunch of the cattle) is difficult. After all, it ...
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