The human race has a violent history. Ruins around the world bear testament to countless wars fought and lives lost. There was a time mutilation and chopping off limbs were acceptable forms of punishment, and a fight to the death was a form of entertainment in some cultures. Now, things have changed; violence is a … Continue reading Silence of the Lambs
Anyone who has ever bought a plant from a nursery, watered it everyday and watched in dismay as it failed to thrive, knows that gardening isn’t easy. Even if you manage to grow a plant successfully, growing food is another ballgame altogether. Vegetables like bitter gourd and tomatoes grow like weeds but others are tricker. … Continue reading Survival of the Fittest
If you think the capsule wardrobe is just another fad started by millennials, think again. The term was coined as far back as the 1970s to signify a wardrobe that was: minimalist in essence, had a few, high quality, classic items which could be worn for a number of years, and was supplemented by a … Continue reading The Capsule Wardrobe
When we think of pollution, we envision huge factories pumping out smoke from tall chimneys, cars spewing exhaust, garbage on the streets and oil spills in the ocean. The last thing we think about is the tank-top we purchased yesterday at a throw-away price. Many of us are surprised to learn that the garment industry … Continue reading Green is the New Black
Sonu Nigam’s tweet last year regarding the use of loudspeakers during Azaan (the Muslim prayer) generated a storm of controversy. Various groups battled in support or against the singer, and it isn't hard to guess which group belonged to which faith. But in all this brouhaha let’s not overlook one important point: pollution, air or noise, has … Continue reading Oh Lord won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?
It’s time to get dressed. Your hand flips through one top after another without pause, and, despite your overflowing wardrobe, you feel you have nothing to wear. You’re convinced you need more clothes, and head out to a store to buy one new top - except, you return with three, because they were on … Continue reading Less is More
Plastic is a menace disguised as convenience. It has permeated our world so thoroughly, existence without it seems impossible. And while letting go of plastic in its entirety is not easy, it is far easier, and imperative, to stop our use of single-use plastic. We need to remember that it takes us a minute to … Continue reading The Big Four #beatplasticpollution