Women Empowerment Workshops

Ever since Project Jatropha was started in 2007, environmental protection, sustainability and preventive health care have been the primary objectives. This year, we decided to expand our outreach programs by adding ‘Women empowerment’ to our core objectives. Women, especially rural women, are in need…

Monsoon Playlist…

The monsoon season has finally started in India (Thank God!!!) So, along with using our Umbrellas (which also doubled up as our Sun protectors in Summer), raincoats,  wearing the shoes reserved for ‘Only’ rainy season as per Amma’s strict orders, enjoying the weather by…

Just a day in our summer holidays…

“We are gonna leave you behind if you don’t hurry up Sukruth” Hithu shouted. The very next moment a shrill cry of a child pierced through the air, wailing & complaining to his mother about the injustice in the world where he was not…

A visit to R.K. Narayan’s house.

“What do you know about the Indian climate?”   “It is hot in summer and cold in winter”   “Stand up on the bench!” roared the teacher.    “Father, will you tell me if the mangoes were ripe?”…..Swaminathan felt strongly that the answer to this question…

WEEK 2…

  Welcome to the 2nd week of ‘Music Bonanza!!!’. Listed below are some of my all time favourite songs for you guys, what are you waiting for? Put on your headphones & let’s get lost in the music.   1. AYE SINAMIKA Music- AR…

Dear girl…

Anyone can sympathize with me when I say as to how exhausting it is to attend any wedding in summer, just thinking about that now drains me out. As I sat down tiredly in one of the few empty chairs in the wedding hall,…

How we spent time during Power cuts.

It was like any other summer night in Madikeri. Time was 8.30pm, all 5 of us were at the dining table trying to chew & swallow rock hard chapatis that we had prepared in spite of our mothers disapproval. But we were giving expressions…

Music Bonanza!!!

WEEK 1 When it comes to music I firmly believe in 2 things, one is ‘MUSIC HAS NO LANGUAGE‘ & the other is ‘WHEN YOU HEAR GOOD MUSIC, YOU SHARE‘! In this series, I will be sharing with you all some of my all…

Battle for the Lotus Pond.

From this post onwards, I will be chronicling the mischiefs that us 5 cousins- Kruthiakka, Sambramakka, Hithyshi, me & Sukruth were up to during our summer holidays at Dodammi’s place in Madikeri. If you guys are interested in knowing about the personalities of my…

Summers in Madikeri…

I am sure that each one of us have different memories of how we spent the Summer holidays as children. Back then, I remember there were 3 events that I looked forward to the most each year. One was my Birthday (the obvious reason…