Birds in our backyard-II

With the arrival of winter, some birds bid adieu for the season. They were the House Finch, Finch, Grackles, Blue Jays and American Robin. Those who decided to stay with us through the winter were the Cardinals, House sparrows, Doves and Chickadees. Downy Woodpeckers, on the other hand, remained ‘occasional visitors’, suddenly showing up forContinue reading “Birds in our backyard-II”

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Moving Fingers still write; Christmas 2019 (Revised March, 2022)

Reproducing a slightly edited version of a blog I wrote in December 2019. Vrikshamandir first appeared online in November 2019. That was a time when I was going through a rough patch. I was healthy, yet there was something amiss. Vrikshamandir was an idea and with the help of friends and former colleagues, I wasContinue reading “Moving Fingers still write; Christmas 2019 (Revised March, 2022)”

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On the proposed amendments to the NDDB act; A view point

The Government’s recent move to amend the NDDB act 37 of 1987 has drawn a lot of attention. In this article, I have attempted to analyse how the proposed amendments can be more effective by restructuring NDDB in the larger interest of the entire agricultural sector, including the dairy sector. In the last few days,Continue reading “On the proposed amendments to the NDDB act; A view point”

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LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP

This is a photograph clicked by Meera Singh my granddaughter. She took this photo was taken on 9 January 2021. The credit for ensuring that the book “Utterly Butterly Milkman” is published on time for release at the 100th birth anniversary of Dr Verghese Kurien goes to Nirmala Kurien. Some of us “ancient former NDDBContinue reading “LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP”

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Vrikshamandir is your tonic !

I have not been active on Vrikshamandir for some time. I have not been keeping well. It all started in mid November. One thing led to another. I sent a letter to some friends about my current health condition and also shared a link to a story which I read yesterday and liked most. IContinue reading “Vrikshamandir is your tonic !”

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Vinod Huria Writes on amendment to NDDB Act; Another view point

All along we have subscribed to the notion, and Dr Kurien was very firm on this, that the job of the Government is governance and not business. We at the NDDB, promoted the cooperative sector as a form of managing business, where the ownership of the enterprise, vested with the major stakeholders (farmer producers). Although,Continue reading “Vinod Huria Writes on amendment to NDDB Act; Another view point”

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One winter morning in Anand

The year 1991. I was still nine years away from leaving the National Dairy Development Board. I had always thought that God willing I will retire and live in Anand till I breathe my last and be taken to Kailash Bhoomi for cremation. I had my former colleagues and friends in the great City, theContinue reading “One winter morning in Anand”

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अपूर्व सुंदरी

एगो कहानी सुनाते हैं, बात तब की है जब हम ओरिजनल काशी वासी थे। एक इंटरव्यू देने गये थे दिल्ली CSIR में, Senior Research Fellow का । ससुरा बोर्डे में मार कर दिए, वो इसलिए कि एगो वैज्ञानिक महोदय जो इंटरव्यू ले रहे थे उन्होंने ये कह दिया की लेड को प्लंबम नहीं कहते हैंContinue reading “अपूर्व सुंदरी”

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क ख ग घ

क से कबूतर, क से कमल, क से किताब बात उस जमाने की है जब मुझे केवल बोलना आता था । पढ़ना लिखना नहीं। ज़ाहिर है उम्र तब बहुत कम थी । अब यह सब बताने की क्या ज़रूरत ? जीवन के संध्याकाल में जब अक्सर यादें भी याद आ कर भूलने लगती हों तबContinue reading “क ख ग घ”

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