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About gardenerat60

As you guessed, I am a retired executive, looking for hobbies. Stumbled into gardening after reading blogs. Always wanted to use eco-friendly items in daily life. So, there was no heistation in deciding to put the vast terrace balcony to use for organic garden.

To cut or not to…


I have a tall coconut tree near my front gate. it has been blessings us with lots of sweet coconut s all these years, except some years in between. The fruit is so sweet, and very tasty. It was a … Continue reading

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Some stunning photographs and home made noodles


The title is not very creative, but click on the links, you might be surprised. Enjoy. Stunning Embroidery of China’s Miao People – a Photoblogger’s Perspective Pulled Noodles, Lady Style

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Return to blog after too long


Oh,,,Its been almost four years……during which life was engulfed with grief,coming to terms, daily grind in a new format, watching grand kids born and delightfully filling days and life. Reason enough to be away I suppose. I had forgotten gardening, … Continue reading

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Item off the bucket list


I am travelling around Hyderabad .in the cool monsoon breeze , no trace of sun, and dark clouds rolling in the horizon. Me, who has no time or inclination to stir out of our remote corner , is zipping around … Continue reading

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Response to first showers


After hibernating for almost four months, the garden gives a welcome sight. A few showers in early June, the heat comes down from 42 to 29 …31.Aha.. one waits for this magic for most part of the year in Hyderabad. … Continue reading

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starting all over


How time flies… It’s more than two years since I posted a page .  Lifestyle has changed , priorities have changed..Wordpress formatting has improved.. Cute grandson is more than two years old.. But the garden bug is still wriggling. I … Continue reading

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Intipanta meet at Lamakaan


  Stirring out of home from this corner of Hyderabad is a task that requires planning and hurrying up. Many a time I miss meetings due to various adjustment troubles , but today I made it hey…For the Intipanta meeting, … Continue reading

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Slow Progress


Hyderabad , in the new state of Telangana, is reeling under water shortage, and hot humid weather since weeks. Failure of the monsoon is more pronounced in our state,  more so in Hyderabad. There are warnings about depleting water table, … Continue reading

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The Sherdukpen Tribe of Arunachal Pradesh | Celebrating Indigenous Peoples


Originally posted on The Northeast India Travel Blog:
Upcoming this week is the International Day for the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Observed by the United Nations on August 9th each year, it is dedicated to promoting and protecting the rights of the…

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My fireflies


Originally posted on bits and pieces:
I firmly believe in innate goodness of mankind and I feel most of us do.So we all harbor that wish to be of use to others and this wish is always tucked inside us…

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