COP26: Are India’s commitments enough?

The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, more commonly referred to as COP26, was the 26th annual conference, held in Glasgow, Scotland, in November 2021. Around 197 countries attended. The representatives were either the country’s leaders or delegates. Here is a summary of what India what has agreed to in COP26. There are only 7…

My thoughts on Natural Produce Costs and Pricing in Tamil Nadu

ஏன் இயற்கை விவசாயத்தில் விளைவிக்கப்பட்ட விளை பொருட்களின் விலை அதிகமாக உள்ளது? மேலே உள்ள கேள்வி ஒரு சாமானியனின் கேள்வியாக உள்ளது இதற்கான விடைகாணும் பொருட்டு ஒரு இயற்கை விவசாயியாக இதை ஒரு சாமானியனுக்கு புரியும் வண்ணம் எடுத்துரைக்க இந்த பதிவு. நீண்ட பதிவிற்கு மன்னிக்கவும் சற்று நேரம் ஒதுக்கி படித்தால் நம் வயிற்றிற்கு இடும் உணவு நல் உணவாக அமையும். பொதுவாக விவசாயத்தில் விலை நிர்ணயம் என்பது விவசாயிகளால் 100% நிர்ணயிக்கப்படுவதில்லை!!! பின் யார் விலை…

Launch of our logo and online store!

As our efforts move on from being just an individual farm to an organic farmers collective, telling stories about food + agriculture and selling organic produce direct from farmer to consumer, we thought it would best to change our identity from Noushadya & Sudhakar to Vivasayee’s Life as an entity. That’s how the discussion about…

Don’t Look Up : Is the end of Kaliyuga near?

Noushadya and I are now on a 2 month break at Kochi to deliver our baby at Birth Village, an informed Birthing Centre – more on this later. So, we are finally able to take some time out to indulge in watching movies on Netflix and spend some free time away from the land while…

Spotted : Russell’s Viper

On the lazy overcast sunday of the extended Diwali weekend, Noushadya and I were watching Jai Bhim, a well made movie inspired from real events based on the discrimination of Irular tribe by society, police and legal system of Tamil Nadu. The Irular tribe is known for their snake catching abilities amongst others. Half way…

Our Fountainhead of Inspiration : Prabhanjan Farm

When we bought this land at Vikramasingapuram, I faced buyers remorse and therefore several sleepless nights for several weeks. We were a family who had uprooted our comfortable city life and were planning to set up shop at a town that we had not even visited earlier. When we settled down and started to meet…

Raising chickens: our experience over the last six months

Chickens, we wanted to raise for quite some time but never took the first step. When we shifted from hybrid cows to native cows, we realized it was time to buy native chickens. And it was one of the best decisions we’ve ever made. Chickens and cows share a symbiotic relationship – cows poop attract…

Up in the hills, In a forest clearing: Prayogshala

While searching for farm land, we had explored several parts of Tamil Nadu. Kodaikanal was one of them. It got dropped off the list because of difficulty of access and doubt of my family’s tolerance to colder climate for prolonged periods of time. But, no other place in Tamil Nadu came close to the beauty…