Archive | December, 2008

Freaky weather leaves fruit bowl bitter in Southern India

30. December 2008

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Freaky weather leaves fruit bowl bitter in Southern India

I have been contacted by a journalist from the online version of The Hindu – India’s national newspaper. Sudhi read my previous blog about the environmental issues facing Kerala and kindly sent me an interesting piece he wrote about how climate change is affecting the growth of fruit and vegetables in Kerala. Its a similar […]

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Kerala facing up to environmental and economic issues

28. December 2008

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Kerala facing up to environmental and economic issues

I took this picture a week ago in Fort Cochin, Kerala. If you have visited this busy port and spice centre, you cannot fail to have noticed the gigantic trunks of these simply beautiful Rain Trees that line the main square, just across from the famous Chinese fishng nets. They are a reminder of Cochin’s […]

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Gardening – Indian Style

9. December 2008

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Gardening – Indian Style

There was not much time to think about gardening or writing my blog whilst I was travelling through big cities such as Calcutta and Hyderabad.I did manage to find some gardening activity in our hotel in Chennai where the obsession with a neat and tidy and lawn appeared worse than the UK. I noticed a lady […]

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