Lockdown Learnings from THAC – The Health Awareness Centre

The Health Awareness Centre, Mumbai is Dr. Vijaya Venkat’s creation and her instrument to bring a “healthy” change in all our lives. Her daughters run it now and every post of theirs is worth its weight in gold. For me Vijaya Mami, as I called her, was way ahead of her times. The way of … Read more Lockdown Learnings from THAC – The Health Awareness Centre

Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

#LockdownTales Yesterday when Krishnan and I went for a walk early in the morning, I found dark clouds getting together. Daybreak was a little slower and it looked like the clouds were having a conference to decide whether they should rain down on Earth right away or tomorrow. Once the boss arrived, all darkness fled … Read more Cloud Conference leading to Rain Showers !

Stunning Sunset

#LockdownTales #ChineseVirus I clicked these pictures from the window in Amma’s room at 6.30 pm…. Stunning Sunset. Clear skies and a silent city are the gifts this lockdown has brought with it. We now have time to listen to the birds chirping and not chirp ourselves. We can see the stars at night and not … Read more Stunning Sunset

Reducing Toxic Chemicals at Home

For many years now, I would have a standing order every month for toilet fresheners – Odonil or Aer or some new product like the Domex powder. Then I read about how toxic all of them are ! I knew about the room fresheners and I would insist with the hotel staff when we travelled, … Read more Reducing Toxic Chemicals at Home

Copper kills Coronavirus ?? Really ?

Do read the article by Mark Wilson –Copper kills coronavirus, why aren’t our surfaces covered in it? Copper kills coronavirus In China, it was called “qi,” the symbol for health. In Egypt it was called “ankh,” the symbol for eternal life. For the Phoenicians, the reference was synonymous with Aphrodite—the goddess of love and beauty. … Read more Copper kills Coronavirus ?? Really ?

So, you think you got trouble ??

On Saturday night, we happened to record David Attenborough’s Planet Earth II on BBC Earth. One particular species that he covers in this episode, just blew our minds. The Marine Iguanas are only found in the Galapagos island. They are vegetarians and live off the moss and other sea plants that are found on the … Read more So, you think you got trouble ??

The True Eco-Warriors – Rewarded

We were eagerly awaiting the announcement of the Padma awards this year as we knew that there would be several “unknown” greats that the awards will honour. This is one of the truly commendable changes brought about by the Modi Government. Except for a few of the Padma awards going to some celebrity or political … Read more The True Eco-Warriors – Rewarded

Environmental Hypocrites Abound..

We have a school right behind our condominium complex and almost the entire month of December we couldn’t take a nap in the afternoon or even do a phone call easily from 8 am onwards till about 3 pm. The school had its annual day or sports day and the practise sessions were happening outside … Read more Environmental Hypocrites Abound..