A Flash of Paradise

Bangalore feels like paradise today. I mean, just the weather. Noon was served chilled today. And I am loving it ! Chennai is being lashed by the rain gods, maybe that is creating these unusually cold winter days in Bangalore ? Top it with the fact that I had to wake up early and went ...

Soap Nut ! 6

Today is World Environment Day. For some time, I have been thinking about alternatives to chemical based detergents for clothes and utensils. My grandma used to talk about some ‘Soap Kaai’ (means Soap-Fruit in Tamil) used during her childhood, but I never managed to get sufficient information about it then. My eco-responsibility-instinct being a bit ...

De-clutter ! De-junk ! 2

>We belong to the age of the great Junk. Junk food Junk emailJunk thoughts Junk musicJunk household articles Junk Documents – paper and eJunk activities Junk News in TV Junk has hijacked our lives, denying us the bliss of plain existence. I decided to eliminate as much junk as possible from my room yesterday. Started ...

Anti Plastic Steps 2

>Steps I have taken so far to distance myself and my family away from plastics: 1. Replaced the of plastic containers used to store spices and condiments with glass2. Stopped using all Melamine plastic kitchenware / tableware3. Start looking at stainless steel and wood kitchenware with high respect4. Stopped using fiber cutting board5. Stopped buying ...

Escape from BPA

The western world has discovered that most plastic containers are hazardous (some of them in use for decades now). The primary devil is BPA (bisphenol A) that is being associated with a wide variety of serious health problems like breast cancer, prostate cancer, Type 2 diabetes, early onset of puberty in girls, obesity, and neuro-behavioural ...

All Plastic is Evil

>All plastic is chemical. This includes Tupperware. Which chemical is good and which is bad are very difficult questions to answer even for experts. Most ‘experts’ have commercial interests. Tupperware is among the best tested (and marketed) food quality plastics ‘today’. No one knows what lab tests and ‘real tests on consumers’ might reveal in ...

Killing Plastics 5

>Kill plastics before they kill you. Of late, I have been caught in a grip of fear about what the innumerable plastic containers and wrappers might do to me and my descendants. I am so afraid that I am starting to make a switch to non-plastics especially for use with food.Some good articles which I ...

Earth Easy

>“Ideas for environmentally sustainable living”“With every activity of our daily lives, we connect with the interdependent web of life on Earth. The health of our environment is a reflection of the choices we make.”What a beautiful thought. It comes from the creators of the website called eartheasy.com. I am very impressed with the ideas that ...

Burning Money 4

>Burning money is a popular hobby. Go to an average restaurant in Bangalore. There, money cannot buy happiness. Not even good food or a decent service. The only guarantee is that you can burn money at a pretty decent rate. There are faster, more stylish ways of burning money. PVR Gold Class. Pizza Hut. Amoeba ...

Slow Down 2

>Slow… slow… Gobbling down breakfast.Scurrying to the meeting.Pressing Alt+Tab on your PC keyboard.Squeezing through the insane crowd at the Shiva Temple on the day of Maha Shivaratri.Murdering the accelerator of your car/two-wheeler when the traffic light goes from green to yellow.Incessant channel surfing on your TV.Chewing up all the news and olds from newspapers and ...