Rooting For Nature

A delightful happenstance of running a natural farm has been the opportunity to share our adventures as a family, via a media platform as expansive as Deccan Herald, the beloved newspaper I was raised on. And so ‘Rooting For Nature’ is a coalescence of my love for writing, farming, nature and commonsensical, sustainable living.

The column publishes once a month on a Sunday, in the ‘Art and Pursuits’ page. It is where I chronicle our foibles, follies and brush with mysterious wild denizens and an odd human, even as we restore Navilu Kaadu, a land once poisoned with lethal chemical pesticides and weedicides, into a biodiverse wild farm and a zero-chemical food forest for humans and wild beings. Writing this column gives me much joy, and hearing back from readers of the column has been amplifying the joy many times over.

Thank you for reading. 🙂

January 14, 2024 – All that glitters, disappears

November 26, 2023 – Bug in a bubble wrap

October 08, 2023 – The pact between wasp and fig

August 20, 2023 – Tracking the farmers of the forest

July 30, 2023 – A bag full of twisty secrets!

June 23, 2023 – The case of the pesky intruders

May 28, 2023 – The tale of a plucky minimalist

April 23, 2023 – Carpenters of the wild

March 19, 2023 – Cheroot-maker and lone ranger

February 19, 2023 – A gift of trees from ajja

January 29, 2023 – Under watchful eyes

December 18, 2022 – Hunting for golden dust

November 06, 2022 – Weed and wonderful!

September 25, 2022 – Better than all treasures that in books are found…

September 04, 2022 – A tree that longed for the sky

July 24, 2022 – Life with the insect astronomer

June 19, 2022 – There ‘s a tarantula in the kitchen!

May 22, 2022 – A summer of shrieking cicadas

April 17, 2022 – When keeper turns trapper

March 20, 2022 – Our family and other animals

Febryary 13, 2022 – Tangy tips from the tamarind

January 16, 2022 – Marauders on mango plants

December 12, 2021 – Lessons from a paper wasp

November 14, 2021 – The pursuit of paradise