Author Archives: Harsh Singh Lohit

About Harsh Singh Lohit

Natural farming - ऋषि कृषि - enables a cultivation of the mind. How to live a life in harmony with your own self, with nature and other living beings.

The Weight of Income and Wealth Inequality in India: 1922-2014

  With Sincere Apologies to the Crocodile The line graph below is unusually poignant, the reptile opening wide its jaws as if waiting for unsuspecting prey to feed its insatiable appetite. By 2014, the richest 10% of Indians owned 55% … Continue reading

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LPG: Gas of a Different Kind

How has LPG worked for the impoverished masses of India? No, this is not about gas cylinders, this is ‘Liberalisation, Privatisation and Globalisation’ as my young professor friend Pravin refers to it. Doesn’t matter which species of government, Congress or … Continue reading

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Why do Farmers Protest?

Why do Farmers Protest?

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Want Not, Waste Not

Growth has been speeded up, but nothing has been done to accelerate decay. Lets do something about it. Continue reading

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Vanya – a Food Forest in Madhya Pradesh, India

” The twin problems of soil degradation and erosion have plagued humanity since the dawn of agriculture…. When I considered the history of agriculture through a geological lens, I saw a boomerang effect – how we treat land determines how … Continue reading

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A Sustainable Village Life

Sustainable farming is variously called organic, natural, biodynamic or permaculture; all of which are overlapping methods and systems to feed ourselves mindfully. Each system brings something for a farmer and consumer to understand, absorb and practice. A sustainable agricultural life … Continue reading

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Monsoon Guava

A version of this article was originally posted on the I Say Organic blog Don’t eat guava during the rains from the commercial market, they are all shot full of chemicals. If you do proceed, cut the guava carefully and … Continue reading

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Why Small Is Beautiful

Click to access epw-farm-size-2011.pdf Click to access Farm%20Size.pdf Small farms the word over are more productive per unit of land, especially in Asian nations (China, India, Japan) where land is a limited resource per head and average farm size varies … Continue reading

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Agriculture Stagnates, Bharat Suffers

The annual Union Budget is a powerful indicator of the priorities of the government in power, and after this Budget presentation it is clear to all but the very partisan that the Narendra Modi Cabinet is clearly pro-urban and pro-corporate … Continue reading

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Mangarbani: The fight to keep Delhi’s last sacred forest alive

Mangarbani, Delhi’s last sacred forest is located in the Aravalli range that runs through Haryana, ending in Delhi. Mining and Urban Development pose a threat to the forest which many say is the green lung of the National Capital Region. … Continue reading

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