DIY, Tips and Guides,

Let’s make festivals greener and planet-friendly

eco friendly festival celebration green festival

It’s that time of the year again. The last of monsoon showers are cleansing the Asian part of the world (metaphorically and literally), signalling the onset of the festival season. There is a certain zing in the air, spirits get high and a celebratory mood is palpable. However, this year nothing is the same as last year or years before that and we all know the reason for that. In the view of the pandemic, …[Read more]

Insight, Tips and Guides,

Greenwashing How to detect it and ditch it!


Have you ever walked down the aisle of a mega store with the best intentions to buy products that are sustainable? Have you read and re-read labels like biodegradable, eco and all-natural, and chosen these with confidence that the brand was environment friendly? Have you thrown away these items at their end-of-life with a warm sustainable feeling in your heart? While I truly commend your efforts in choosing sustainable products that benefit the planet, I’m …[Read more]

Tips and Guides,

Wildlife tourism 6 Warning signs to watch out for on a safari

wildlife tourism warning signs

It was 5:45 AM in the morning. The gate to the safari trail had not yet opened. Six of us huddled closely together in an open jeep as we braced ourselves against the bone-chilling morning wind in Ranthambore, Rajasthan. To add to the suspense of our wait, the tour guide pointed out fresh paw marks- “Lagta hai bageda abhi yahan se gaya hai” (Looks like a tiger has just passed from here). We were the …[Read more]

Tips and Guides,

Zero waste cooking practices for the creative soul

Zero waste cooking

Our world faces a food paradox. On the one hand, 1 in 9 people globally are undernourished; on the other hand, our food systems lose and waste 1/3rd of all that is produced. Or consider this: we in Singapore import 90% of our food needs; and yet, a large pile of “trash” in our national bin is food waste! While we need to fix systemic issues to address these challenges, equally, we need to eliminate …[Read more]