First Food Recipes: Uncommon Indian recipe Peepal Ki Bhaji with Kokum
Peepal or Ficus Religiosa is a native tree to India. Hindus and Buddhist consider …
First Food Recipes: Beat the heat with Palash Sherbet
Palash or Flame of the Forest is a flowering tree native to the Indian sub continent. Palash flowers were traditionally used to make dyes for Holi celebration. Many do not know that Palash Flowers can be made into a sherbet which is particularly healthy during the Indian summer.
First Food Recipies: Simple recipe Makhane Ka Raita
This is the easiest way to incorporate Makhana or lotus seeds a super food into you diet. Health benefits of Makhana include good for the heart, cures leucorrhoea, enhances blood circulation and good for post-delivery care. It is also helpful for weightloss.
Good Food: Flavourful Sohphlang Curry
Sohphlang is a tuber which is native to khasi hills in Meghalaya. It tases like water chestnut is very popular among the tribal communities. It is harvested from November-December. The local comminities use sohphlang to treat parasitic infections and the tuber is also rich in Phosphorus and proteins.
Good News: This man is reviving Hauz Khas lake using artificial wetlands
Tarun Sebastian Nanda, a civil and environmental engineer has taken up a project of cleaning the Hauz Khas lake in Delhi by using artificially constructed wetlands. These wetlands act as biofilters, and are far easier to maintain than mechanical treatment plants
Good Food : Nutrition-rich stir fried Mocha (banana flower)
Banana flower is called Mocha in Bengali language. This flower has been a part of various cuisines in india which includes Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Maharastra and West Bengal. The flower has a sour taste and needs to be cooked properly. It has been scientifically proven to treat diseases such as dysentery, ulcers and bronchitis. Research studies have shown that the flower has …
Wannabe Backwards: Reservations and the Agrarian Crisis
India's influential farming communities demand to be branded poor and underprivileged. Down To Earth unearths the real story behind this growing trend. There is a strong connection between the current collapse of the rural economy and the rising demand for reservation amongst different communities
Easy tips to increase AC efficiency: EP5 New Vastu with Ashok B Lall
Ashok B Lall shares quick fixes on how to reduce the load on air conditioners during peak summer. Some of these are very easy, like shading your roof to basic cross ventilation. Lall has practised sustainable architecture for over 3 decades