Monthly Archives: April 2014

Summertiiiiime, and the livin is easy….er NOT!

Who else is paralyzed? Well, I most certainly am. School breaks and suddenly, every multi tasking rani is put to the test. The only solution will be to grow a few more arms and buy another car with driver 😉 So, I’ve been busy chauffeuring the kids to their various classes – and nursing them back to health when they’ve been unwell ...

Hot tar and Kesari Bhath

That was my Saturday. My first 75 km ride on a hot hot summer’s day from Namma Ooru Bengaluru to Janapadaloka on Mysore road – 55 km out and 20 km back. The distance wasn’t daunting, just the hot hot heat! Here are some pics Pre ride breakfast – a large bowl of muesli with soymilk En route….I rode solo, although we s ...

Say hello to our first Guest Blogger – Daily Dump!

Hello hello! We are a little social enterprise on a monumental mission – to change the way we see waste in India. Greetings from Daily Dump! (do I hear a few giggles?). We are thrilled to be here as guest bloggers and to share this space with Namu who invited us to join in the conversation. So – here we are, to share simple ways to go g ...

Green your routine

Being green is more about being resourceful than “environmentally-friendly.”  Here at Daily Dump, we try to be resourceful as possible with the materials that we interact with on a daily basis.  We reuse paper, compost our organic waste (duh!) and even collect other people’s electronic waste to make sure that it gets recycled safely and efficiently ...

Lets talk about S……

Stuff About the stuff I own, or should I say the stuff that owns me. We are surrounded by STUFF. Stuff we buy, we are given, we inherit, we buy, we buy, we buy. Stuff stuff stuff! Well, its my birthday in a few days. And every year around this time, I do a stock check. Of my life, my belongings, my goals…and my stuff. A basic checks and bala ...

6 ways to be an activist with your wallet!

So, you are not much for picketing and protesting? Well, you don’t have to hold up a sign or march a rally to stand for what you believe in. Consumer choices dictate what companies produce and what retailers sell, so let your voice be heard. It’s about how you spend your money!  Here’s a few things to keep in mind, the next time you are looking at ...

Where is the ‘Away’ in Throw Away?

When we throw our rubbish away, what does that really mean?  Is away a magical place where our waste just disappears as soon as it leaves your door and goes into the dumpster?  Judging from the trash that is cluttering a city like Bangalore, it seems that our garbage never really goes away.  In reality, a thriving system of waste collection, sortin ...