Whenever a drought reveals the monumental excavation strategies used at Palliya Thirthum to solve problems many centuries ago, the ashram organises the mining of precious silt for use in gardens on their extensive land holdings. This year the task included repair to an ancient well-wall that had caved in mid-way through the undertaking when a […]Read more "How to make the most of the drought"
Last time I visited the nursery for the Arunachala Kattu Siva Plantation, the climate was one of youth and vigour, full of promise; when I returned recently after nearly a year the scene could hardly have been more dismal. Nothing has happened for the trees during this time except Padmini (now widowed) had watered them. […]Read more "After the exalted valleys: Pits"
With Karuna Karan, Ashok Kumar and Malatiji imbue the New Nursery with an aura of sustainability, the quality par excellence of these times.Read more "Another beginning"