Naaz Ghani

Keeping crawlies for green company

Generations of humans rise and fall within the lifetime of one tree, and yet we have managed to shake its very foundation with our irresponsible and careless lifestyle.

17 Oct 2020

Bundt bandit in town

While initially the bundt cake was the only item on the menu, soon, Prachi began experimenting with different flavours and sizes.

13 Oct 2020

Savour these seeds for energy

A staple introduced to the world by North Americans in 3000 BC, sunflower seeds have since then revealed to be a rich source of protein.

07 Oct 2020

Virus versus Venom: Snake catchers in Tamil Nadu face lockdown woes

With snakes slithering out and snake catchers locked in, the business of venom extraction was brought to a complete halt,denying the basic needs of livelihood to the Irula community.Naaz Ghani reports

29 Sep 2020

Finger foods for the fans

The sounds of caution against coronavirus have now been replaced by cheers, hoots and noise of the vuvuzelas — behind the mask, of course.

24 Sep 2020

‘Flax’ that fat

First cultivated in India around 5,000 years ago, the flax plant, she says, has been useful in making linen and oil.

23 Sep 2020

Bringing in the month of butterflies

And when all the wars are over, a butterfly will still be beautiful.’ Author Ruskin Bond, perhaps, had a moment of clairvoyance when he penned these words many moons ago.

17 Sep 2020

Tossing treats at 12

Afnaan Ahmed’s quarantine baby — Afnaan’s Kitchen — serves uniquely flavoured pizzas that you can polish off with a side of Mexican coffee buns

17 Sep 2020

Vote for winged wonders

If all goes as planned, we might have the orange oakleaf or the yellow gorgon join the ranks of the Bengal tiger and the Indian peafowl by the end of October.

17 Sep 2020

Clocking in a new craft

Smartphones, Apple watch and FitBit may have started telling us time differently, but the humble wall clock is still as functional and stylish.

17 Sep 2020

Unravelling unknown secrets

The event was inaugurated by Kamal Bawa, professor of Biology at the University of Massachusetts, on Monday.

15 Sep 2020

On a green trail

Monsoon marks the beginning of something new.

10 Sep 2020

BCI’s meal plan for 70k strays 

Sweltering days (and nights) of sweat-drenched clothes are back.

08 Sep 2020

Madras Week celebrations: Naturalist Kumaran Sathasivam his experiences with dragonflies

In a webinar organised by the MNS as part of the Madras Week celebrations, Kumaran recounted his experiences with dragonflies and damselflies.

31 Aug 2020

Green lessons chopped

The removal of crucial chapters related to environment to allow ease of online education in the post-pandemic curriculum has caused a stir

27 Aug 2020