Pavitra Sriprakash

Luffa, a hidden gem in your garden

To harvest luffa for the fiber, the fruits are allowed to mature on the vine until they turn yellow or brownish.

11 Dec 2018

Solar power, brightening up your world

With this mandate it is hoped there will be a significant increase in the number of green jobs in the state.

30 Nov 2018

Step on the pedal to make a difference

 The second less-understood reason is the environment.

16 Nov 2018

Making innovations, brick by brick 

Every brick has a story to tell – is an age old adage that implies that each brick has its own story and experience.

09 Nov 2018

This Diwali, make smart choices for the sake of nature

Diwali is by far the country’s block buster festival.

02 Nov 2018

DIY cleaning tips for Diwali to keep your home fresh

The sweets are being prepared and there is a general festive mood that is slowly setting in.

28 Oct 2018

High-tech solutions to make your buildings smart

Let’s continue to cogitate on the previous question: ‘What is smarter? A smartphone or a leaf’.

19 Oct 2018

Think sustainabilty, think embodied energy

During the Q&A of a seminar I was asked if a leaf was more high tech than a smartphone. This sparked off a debate on the definition of ‘high-tech’.

14 Oct 2018

Early morning plogging

I regularly jog to the beach with my dog.

05 Oct 2018

All about bioplastics

The issue with plastics is their disposal.

28 Sep 2018

Lifelines or garbage piles?

Rivers are considered lifelines yet garbage piles, people encroach and untreated sewage pours, unabatedly.

16 Sep 2018

Participate in low carbon lifestyle

According to the World Health Organisation, India has 14 out of the 15 most polluted cities in the world in terms of particulate matter (PM) 2.5 concentrations.

07 Sep 2018

Be cognizant of the cause and effect always

The Madhouse Effect, is a book by award-winning climate scientist Michael E Mann, and the Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist Tom Toles. According to one review, “it portrays the intellectual

31 Aug 2018

Go environment friendly for semi-outdoor areas

“What is a good material to consider for an outdoor deck?” asked a client building a home with many courtyards and verandahs.

24 Aug 2018

No straw in my drink, Please!

Last month Starbucks announced plans to stop serving beverages along with plastic straws by 2020. This is a huge indicator for many changes to follow soon.

19 Aug 2018