Adventures of an eco-nut

Have a green and safe Holi-day

March 15, 2011 Meera K 2

Last year, my son played Holi and his skin was tinted green and pink for days. Some of his friends broke out in rashes or got wheezing. So this time, »

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Keep it bright, just not white!

December 9, 2010 Meera K 0

Crisp white uniforms in school assemblies make a pretty picture. It’s a pain, keeping white dress white. But is the effort that mothers put in to keep it white worth it?


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Notebook covers are made from trees too

May 31, 2010 Meera K 3

Lakhs of students, millions of books, thousands of trees! It’s that time of the year again. All parents are busy collecting books from schools and covering them in brown paper »

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Don’t throw that peel

February 4, 2009 Vinita 1

There is something about the notion of composting that really excites me. Just think of it – with just a simple change of container (a composter/compost pit instead of dustbin), »

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Grow your food on your terrace!

December 21, 2008 Vinita 7

Here I was merrily plucking tomatoes from my garden as and when i needed them in the kitchen, till S – our domestic help – told me that she had »

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A better approach to laundry

December 13, 2008 Vinita 2

In my search to find a method to recycle grey water from the washing machine, I chanced upon an exciting alternative to detergents: Soap Nut (Sapindus Mukorossi, locally called  Ritha »

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Conserving rainwater

December 7, 2008 Vinita 4

It’s been a month now and I still can’t stop myself from rushing to the terrace in the morning, after a night of heavy rain. After several months of seeking »

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Happy Deepavali and be nice to dogs

October 25, 2008 Meera K 2

Getting a dog many years back was the last straw that made our family stop buying crackers once and for all. The dog was a hyper-sensitive creature who stood trembling »