Author Archives: Harsh Singh Lohit

About Harsh Singh Lohit

Farming at Aman Bagh is about everything that matters: it keeps me connected to the real, village India, and provides a haven of tranquility and permanence.

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 http://www.isayorganic.com/blog/an-organic-farmers-diary/ 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

https://amanbagh.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/epw-farm-size-2011.pdf http://www.indiaenvironmentportal.org.in/files/file/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 between 0.6 to 1.4 hectares (and … 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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The Disappeared Village

Three articles in the Indian Express last week caught my imagination. The first two are worth reading for alternate views of what is going on in India today, and the third by Himanshu of JNU for what went on in … Continue reading

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Tendulkar and the Village

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/with-rs-2-8-cr-sachin-adopts-andhra-village/ Sachin met Puttamrajuvari Kandrika gaon in Andhra Pradesh. And he was surprised that “the village did not have safe drinking water, or LPG connections, and people were still using firewood”.  I am not surprised that he is surprised as an … Continue reading

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