Pavitra Sriprakash

How clean is the air inside?

In her 100th column, the writer gives simple steps to create improve air quality in our rooms

24 Nov 2017

Reuse only the right kind of plastic

All of us reuse plastic — whether it is a bag or a spoon.

10 Nov 2017

Detox...and start with your detergent!

Detoxing is an age old tradition! After weeks of binging on sweets, and a post-Diwali lull, it is time to flush our bodies with organic fruits and vegetables.

03 Nov 2017

Ways to reduce water usage to the last trickle

Reduce Reuse Recycle.

27 Oct 2017

Think before you toss, save a meal or two

Each year, October 16 is celebrated as World Food Day.

20 Oct 2017

Your shopping choices can be sustainable now!

Bust out the new clothes and sweets; our favourite festival is here! It is time to get set for the week of fun and frolic.

13 Oct 2017

By 2030, our four wheels will be on full charge

Electric cars are trending! A simple Internet search shows many news articles within the last few months on EV (Electric Vehicles).

06 Oct 2017

This festive season, you can choose to celebrate responsibly

Navarathri is here and the city is in festive cheer.

22 Sep 2017

Don’t panic, it’s just organic!

An organic life has a stereotype — hippies growing their own food, mostly vegan and living in simple ‘earthy’ homes.

15 Sep 2017

You too can prevent river pollution...from home

The mighty Ganges — the National River of India, the third largest river in the world (by discharge), the most sacred river for Hindus, the lifeline of 500 million people, and recently the most pollut

08 Sep 2017

Creating a sustainable society for our betterment

Sustainability, India and China are words that have seen the door swing both ways.

01 Sep 2017

Don’t panic when they slither into your house

The rains had stopped but the ground was still wet.

25 Aug 2017

Why pollute when you can conserve

Pollution is the introduction of contaminants that cause adverse changes. Contamination is destroying nature, making any resource unfit for the next intended use.

18 Aug 2017

Human negligence and water loss

There was a time when we relied on wells at home for sweet water.

11 Aug 2017

Will we outsmart energy crisis?

We are nowadays unbelievably crazy about all things ‘smart’ — from phones to cities. One of the new ‘smart’ fads is the smart highway.

04 Aug 2017

Students, you can bring a change

A recent architectural challenge for me was to design a school that was around the theme of sustainability.

28 Jul 2017

Go the sustainable way, be kind to yourself and your surrounding

Akka,” exclaimed the innocent girl along the ECR, “it doesn’t look like biscuits!” She responded so when volunteers handed her a packet of sanitary pads along with a food box during the Chennai floods

21 Jul 2017

Make something unique out of old furniture

Millions of tonnes of old furniture are thrown away every year.

16 Jul 2017

Future is coming... to your kitchen

Building a dream kitchen can be a fairly involved affair given the bewildering choices of constantly changing technologies and gadgets.

07 Jul 2017

Data engineers to help decarbonise Earth

Data Engineering is the latest buzzword among students heading abroad for their Masters in ivy-league schools. No longer is proficiency in IT or software a guarantee for coveted opportunities.

30 Jun 2017

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