Greenfingers

Palia Kalan: From Jungle Raj to Jungle Raj?

I drive to Palia Kalan, in the vicinity of Dudhwa National Park, to be with friends who farm. The area...

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Cotton Growers: Case of the Missing Government

At two in the afternoon, the humidity is suffocating. Our elders always said that dry heat in May is a...

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When Enterprise is Not Enough

Ivisit Kuldeep Singh Brar, a Sikh farmer, brimming with enthusiasm and ideas; a reflection of a bygone Punjab. The state...

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Elegy on the end of the coconut palm

It was a conference on ‘Difficult Dialogues’ organized in collaboration with the London School of Economics but one held in...

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Saffron Times in Srinagar

Emperor Jahangir once said about Kashmir: “Agar Firdaus bar rōy-e zamin ast, hamin ast-o hamin ast-o hamin ast (If there...

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Amsterdam Dankjewel

An invitation to a World Economic Forum workshop in Amsterdam becomes doubly exciting when one gets to venture out of...

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A Date with Dates

I leave home before sunrise with my friend Ravi Sweemar, a passionate vegetable farmer from a neighbouring village of Dharampura....

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Down under, Farming is a wonder

Invited to Australia to speak at the Global Food Forum, 2015, I used the opportunity to try to understand agriculture...

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Making the organic mantra Work

I am back in Germany in January of 2015 and I walk into a warm winter that follows the hottest...

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