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Plastic crisis

Reduce your plastic footprint. Get out of the use-and-throw mindset. Don’t just recylce plastic, ideally reduce consumption.

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Social Worker seeks ban on Coca Cola, Thums Up …. And?

Coca Cola Africa

Please understand that every glass of Coke or Pepsi or Fanta or Thums Up is pure poison. No health benefits, just empty calories and harmful sugar or even more harmful sugar substitutes. Ban these fizzy drinks from your life. Your body will thank you and the Earth will bless you. 

Water Bottles from Muktinath

Today while cleaning the fridge, I took out these two 2-litre water bottles to clean and refill with water. These bottles are the only plastic bottles left with me as we have completely shifted to steel or copper bottles for storing water. These bottles are very special because we got them in Nepal in 2006, … Read more Water Bottles from Muktinath

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

Third time lucky!!

Yesterday we reached Thiruvananthapuram around 1.30 pm and took a taxi to our hotel, Swades My Home. The first thing that struck us was, Thiruvananthapuram seemed to be in some sort of time wrap … the roads were barely two lane and lots of potholes dotted the entire distance. Our driver gamely told us, the … Read more Third time lucky!!

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..

Be Merry and Responsible this Christmas !

A couple of days back we had gone for a meeting to an office. As soon as we entered we found this plastic Christmas tree with decorations hanging off it and a small slogan board on top of it – also in plastic saying “say no to plastic”. There was one below that, also in … Read more Be Merry and Responsible this Christmas !

Garbage Molehills become Mountains !

In October I had a speaking session in Sarita Vihar and took the Gurgaon-Faridabad Pahadi road that connects to Delhi near the Manav Rachna University. I didn’t notice anything very different on the road that we have cycled several times during 2009-10. I fondly recollected our first ride with the PedalYatri group to Mangar and … Read more Garbage Molehills become Mountains !