Archive | August, 2015

The Farmdost initiative by TAFE

Hindu metro plus , # Farmdost My kid came back from a wonderfully interesting session at school. She eagerly filled me in on the interactive time they  with the representatives from TAFE who were part of the Be a #Farmdost initiative. Not only was she given a quick but effective class on the importance of […]

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Agathi Poo (Sesbania Grandiflora)- article in the hindu – metroplus

Hindu metro plus , Agathi flowers   It’s that time of the year when in the midst of all the country greens one gets to see bright flashes of red. This velvety flower when in bud stage curves outward like a long beak and hence the name ‘humming bird flower’ fits like a glove. In […]

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Gadgets – tiny in size big on utility- article-hindu metroplus

Hindu metro plus , Kitchen helpers     Food shows are undoubtedly the most watched  on television. They have contributed a great deal to not only kindling in the young , an interest in food  but also a passion to be a part of this amazing industry. Masterchef Australia is a show that is close […]

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Bio Basics – food venture- hindu metroplus

Hindu metro plus ,Bio Basics   “Bio Basics” is more than just a commercial venture focusing on organic food. They want people to turn organic for their basic necessities. Hence the name. It promotes a shift in the thought process in the way we perceive food . Their mantra is ‘be organic ,buy organic’ . […]

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Citron – an original but uncommon citrus fruit !-article for the hindu-metroplus edition

Hindu metro plus , Citron My aunt Krishnaveni is passionate about her farm . She is always on the look out for unusual seeds and is rather adept at growing them. She makes it a habit to treat me to some of her unusual findings. So, one day  what arrived at my doorstep was a […]

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Liliputtian delights- article in the hindu-metroplus edition

Hindu metro plus , Lilliputian delights http://www.thehindu.com/features/metroplus/Food/bitesized-sweets/article7512348.ece On arriving home one day I was delighted to find a box of the famous sweet from Andhra Pradesh,the khaaja. They were generously shared by Nithya and Narayan Kumar.I was thrilled more so with it’s diminutive size ! I had never before seen nor eaten one that was […]

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Food Detoxifier

In the midst of all the fun and revelry ,that take place at family weddings and gatherings,the conversations do also tend to take on a serious note every now and then. I was struck by the similarities in the way people have begun to perceive food and it’s effects both good and bad. Interacting with […]

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