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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.

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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The Milky Way


Originally posted on Cornwall Photographic:
A couple of weeks ago I was talking to my friend and fellow blogger Poppy, when I happened to mention what a fabulous moon there was outside.  Poppy’s BB piped up in the background with…

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Another new beginning – July 2014


Aha.. the testing summer of 2014 is behind us. Hyderabad is limping back  to normal or near normal, what with changed status and failed monsoon.The water shortage has eased a little, reducing the burden on expenditure, we were buying water … Continue reading

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My unkempt Garden


I am seriously thinking of changing my blog name to “My unkempt garden”. I am tired of the excuses I have been giving myself and others, I know I need to do more, but still am clueless. Meanwhile my garden … Continue reading

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