Kartik Chandran: Converting faecal sludge to bio-diesel
Kartik Chandran, Associate Professor at Henry Krumb School of Mines, Department of Earth and Environmental Engineering, Columbia University talks about his pilot project in Ghana to convert fecal sludge into Biodiesel.
'Kisan Ekta' – voice of the farmer: In conversation with Devinder Sharma
Kisan Ekta Manch held their 3rd National Convention of Farmers Organization in Shimla …
First Food Recipe: Delicious Dessert Mango Curd with Ramdana (Amaranth Seeds)
Ramdana are the seeds of chaulai or amaranth. These seeds are a good source of calcium, protein and amino acids and is rich in iron, magnesium and Vitamin A, B and C. Ramdana is an integral part of Hindu fasting diet. Here is summer recipe which is both nutritious and healthy.
First Food Recipes: Aloo ke Gutke and Dawai Phool ke Daal
A confluence of different cultures on a plate Jakhiya or Cleome Viscosa comes from the tribes of Garhwal, Uttarakhand. Also known as wild mustard or dog mustard, they are found in tropics throughout the world. When cooked with potatoes, they make a flavorful combination. Dhawai phool or dried flowers of Woodfordia fruitcosa, a flowering bush, grows on the wastelands of Chhattisgarh and is …
Clean cook stoves and climate mitigation: Tara Ramnathan explains
Down To Earth is at COP 22 in Marrakech, Morocco. We speak to Tara Ramnathan, prgramme director at Nexleaf Analytics, a company making clean cooking stoves to combat indoor air pollution in rural homes of India and Africa. These stoves come with a monitoring technology for users to find how much they have mitigated. They shall also be rewarded for it
First Food Recipe: Tamil Karuveppilai Podi or curry leaves powder with rice
Curry leaves are more than just a common seasoning. This leaf is a storehouse of carbohydrates, fibre, calcium, phosphorous, iron, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B, and vitamin E. Curry leaves are a tonic for the heart. They fortify you against infections and are a boon to the skin and hair. Here is an easy recipe from Tamil Nadu called karuveppilai podi or roasted curry leaves powder from the …
First Food Recipes: Unique and simple recipe Bhang Ke Pakode
Bhang has its place in the Ayurveda, it is used to improve digestion, irritable bowl syndrome, insomnia, and alleviates muscle pain. Here is a simple recipe from the book called First Food on how to make bhang pakodas or marijuana fritters. Because Bhang is an intoxicant, it should be used in moderation and care should be taken before consuming it.
First food Recipes: Uncommon recipe Pepaal Ka Raita
Peepal or Ficus Religiosa is a native tree to India. Hindus and Buddhist consider peepal a holy tree. Leaves of peepal have an unique place in Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda and is helpful in curing disorders such as asthma, diabetes, diarrhoea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders and infections. Young and tender peepal leaves can be incorporated in to your diet by …
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 peepal a holi tree. Leaves of peepal have an unique place in Indian system of medicine called Ayurveda and is helpful in curing disorders such as asthma, diabetes, diarrhoea, epilepsy, gastric problems, inflammatory disorders and infections. Young and tender peepal leaves can be incorporated in to your diet by …
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.