Tag Archive | "Kerala"

Freaky weather leaves fruit bowl bitter in Southern India

Tuesday, December 30, 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

Sunday, December 28, 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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Indian fruit and spice

Friday, June 13, 2008

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I feel slightly pathetic when I moan about the snails and slugs eating my oriental salad leaves. This is hardly a major problem compared to parts of the world where local people depend on regular crop harvests for their day to day survival. This week the Times reported about the implication of climate change for […]

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