Here is my latest find at the Organic Shop – K. P. Namboodiri’s bathing soap and toothpaste. Actually, I was thinking about buying an organic hand-made soap, but then I saw these soaps and decided to give it a try.
Nowadays, I am visiting organic shops and buying many things from there. I feel, the stuff they sell is healthier than the chemical-rich products available in normal shops. Have a look at some products I recently bought from organic shops . . .
Auroville is a 12 square KM Universal/International township near Pondicherry, South India and is an interesting experiment in Human Unity. There are currently around 2300 residents from more than 50 countries living here but only 40% of them are Indians.
A Short Video Introduction to Sadhana Forest: Sadhana Forest is a noble initiative near the Integrated Township – Auroville & Pondicherry, South India where thousands of volunteers from around the world are trying to (re)build a tropical dry evergreen forest by planting trees native to the region, and by recharging the water table of the region, on a land that was almost barren a few years ago. The great news is: You can also help them by volunteering!
Sristi village is a laudable initiative where socially conscious people are building an inclusive, self-sustaining, and eco-friendly village for people with intellectual disabilities, especially.
Tsunamika doll is a cute little doll made of discarded textile material, conceptualized by Upasana (Auroville). It is being made mostly by the victims of the 2004 Tsunami, near Pondicherry. The doll cannot be bought or sold by anyone, it can only be gifted to others. I attended a presentation by Uma Prajapati of Upasana who conceptualized this idea, and has been executing it successfully. It seems Tsunamika doll has traveled to 120 countries and touched more than 5,00,000 lives.
Lilac Handmade and Organic soaps is an e-commerce venture floated by my friend and fellow blogger Rahul Agarwal. So when he offered to send me two soaps made by them for review on my blog, I agreed immediately.
When I came across a sweets shop named Diabetics Dezire, I got curious and thought why not check it out, especially when it’s near my area in Blue Star, Anna Nagar. It seems that the sweets sold here can indeed be eaten by diabetics patients as they don’t use sugar, but instead use a natural sugar substitute which is a low gycemic product. More info on this here.
I hate to see animals locked inside a cage. As in zoos. That’s why I admire the cities, communities, and Government authorities that do animal tourism the responsible/right way: Letting animals stay in their natural environment, and enabling humans to visit them without disturbing their activities in any way. Melbourne, Australia, seems to have got that spot-on. I think this city is a good tourist option for animal lovers. Just have a look at two of their flagship tourism initiatives:
Below are some pointers I gathered from last week’s World Veg Fest ’14 @ Anna Univ on why we should avoid milk/diary products (butter, curd, ghee, cheese, ice cream, etc.) and become a Vegan.