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 ‘Arts 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. 🙂
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