Adventure Uncovered

Himalayan Ecotourism’s Cooperative Model

Himalayan Ecotourism is banking on a cooperative model to ensure that conservation and community come together seamlessly. When Stephan Marchal a Belgium national came to India, 17 years ago he initially spent seven years in Jharkhand in the eastern part of India, working with the local tribal women on community-based projects in the field of… Read More Himalayan Ecotourism’s Cooperative Model

Deccan Chronicle

Green Homes

As homes shrink, developers are ensuring that green spaces within apartment complexes give the home owners a place to relax and rejuvenate within the comfort of their homes. A key driver in home design is landscaping and keeping the original trees intact. This has the dual advantage of not just ensuring the ecological balance stays… Read More Green Homes

Smartlife

Healthy Homes

Do you know that your home can help you live healthy? Well this is indeed true as what you have within your home can actually make you live better and happier. Home decor is not just about aesthetics but also about health. Well, this might sound far fetched but it is really simple common sense.… Read More Healthy Homes

First Post

Kélonia sea turtle observatory in Reunion Islands

Did you know that at one point in time turtles were hunted for their meat? Well, that was in the past but the dwindling population of turtles and its detrimental effect on the environment luckily meant a ban on the practice. So when I had a chance to visit Kélonia a sea turtle observatory in… Read More Kélonia sea turtle observatory in Reunion Islands

Hotelier India

Water Conservation in Hotels & Restaurants

Did you know that Sofitel Mumbai BKC managed to save about 45% water consumption by reducing water consumed from 30500KL in Jan-Apr 2016 to 16556 KL in Jan-Apr 2017? The numbers might sound mind boggling but it is true. In fact this is simply an indicative value of the amount of water a hotel can… Read More Water Conservation in Hotels & Restaurants

Spectrum

SOS Wildlife – Sloth Bear Conservation

Bearing With Bears On a recent trip to Agra, I discovered that there is so much more than the iconic Taj Mahal when I visited the Wildlife SOS centre on the outskirts of the city. Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani with the holistic belief that providing sustainable alternative… Read More SOS Wildlife – Sloth Bear Conservation

Apparel

Organic Cotton

  As a fabric that is natural, ecologically sensitive, cool and omnipresent, cotton wins hands down. The most important fibre crop of India, cotton is the backbone of the textile industry. In the wake of the environment sensitive wave, organic cottons are changing the way eco friendly fabrics are being weaved. India is one of… Read More Organic Cotton

Spectrum

Stories in Spectrum

Deccan Herald’s Tuesday Supplement, Spectrum is a delightful one where you can find out the best of Karnataka as well as global scientific and environmental issues. Here are some of my articles: Kokkarebellur Tiger Conservation in Nagarhole Guddattu Vinayaka Temple Mysore Paintings Tribal Music  Yana Traditional Board Games Environment Kolkata Wetlands

Homes & Interiors

Stories in Deccan Herald’s Homes & Interiors (DH Realty)

This supplement circulated in Bangalore is a go-to guide for everything in Interiors, Decor and Realty Interviews: Architect Harshavardhana H N Architect James Law Bijoy Ramachandran Sangeeta Banerjee, Co-founder and CEO, Apartment ADDA Architect Sanjay Mohe Shimul Javeri Kadri A R Bernard Khoury Homes: Green Homes Retirement Homes Recycling Ideas in a Home Home Office Investing… Read More Stories in Deccan Herald’s Homes & Interiors (DH Realty)

Special Projects

Samskruti Hoysala – Green Development

I have associated with several corporates to tell their story as well. One of them is a personal favourite Samskruti Builders. I have authoured a coffee table book on Samskruti Builders project Hoysala in Sarjapur. The project epitomizes several green virtues and also shows you how you can make ecologically sensitive choices and still live… Read More Samskruti Hoysala – Green Development