Greenfingers

Sugar is Sweet, Sugarcane is Not

The year 2014 is coming to a cold and foggy close. It is December 23; observed as ‘Kisan Diwas’ (Farmers’...

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Vikas Means Development Answers to Farmland Woes

Oct 01, 2014 – As I travel through Haryana, on way to Village Taraori (pronounced Tauori) in district Karnal, where...

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Of Grit & Dirt, Risk & Reward, Hard Work & Providence

Aug 1, 2014 – The year 1964 was a momentous one. In May, the country’s first and much loved Prime...

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Of Headache and Persistence The Organic Route

Jun 01, 2014 – It was 49° Celsius when I got here; a little less hot today, at 47° Celsius,...

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An Indian Abyss : Named Durgi

Apr 1, 2014 – I am in the Chota Nagpur plateau in eastern India near Ranchi in Jharkhand. There are...

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The German Way : Enriching Farmers Embracing the Environment

Feb 1, 2014 – Germany is a historical country, right from resisting and taking down the expansionist Roman empire, the...

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March of the Open Pollinated Varieties: Retreat of Hybrids?

Jan 1, 2014 – On my second visit to Maharashtra in a week, I am in Nagpur for the first...

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Of Kinship Over Kinnows

Oct 1, 2013 – When I received an invitation from the Pakistan Agricultural Research Council to speak at the conference...

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Time to Go Fishing in China

Aug 1, 2013 – The last time I was in China, I went on a three-week trek in Tibet around...

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