चिंता, आशा, ममता और मैं

A couple of days ago, my dear friend and former colleague, Dr SC Malhotra, sent me a whatsapp message forwarding a video clip. He has done many audio stories for Vrikshamandir which can be accessed here. Dr Malhotra is a prolific commentator on blogs that are posted on Vrikshamandir. His text message forwarding the videoContinue reading “चिंता, आशा, ममता और मैं”

ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो

This blog is dedicated to the memory of my mother, who left us on 5 May 2021 to the world she had come from. If she was with us would have loved listening to the embedded bhajan. Thanks to Tushaar, my Twitter friend from Vadodara on whose website Bharat Parikrama, I read his beautiful storyContinue reading “ते तणो खरखरो फोक करवो”

Poverty and Public Distribution System – Part – II

This is second part of the article by Nagar. In order to access the first part of the two part article on poverty and public distribution system please click here. So, How poor are the poor that need PDS support? Two important points to be noted here are: A ration card entitles the card holderContinue reading “Poverty and Public Distribution System – Part – II”

दिव्य कृपा

यह कहानी जिसे मैं अपनी मां से बचपन मे सुना करता था आज भी याद है! मैंने ये कहानी उनसे पहली बार उस समय सुनी थी, जब मैं कोई पाँच साल का था। उसके बाद ये सिलसिला कोई चार-पाँच वर्ष और चला होगा। पर इस कहानी के बारे में विशेषता ये है, की मैंने ये कहानी हर बार गहरीContinue reading “दिव्य कृपा”

विकसवा है कहां ? यहां है पर है भी नहीं !

मानव सभ्यता के कुछ बुद्धिजीवी विशेषज्ञों का मानना है कि ”विकास” का पृथ्वी पर अवतरण सर्वप्रथम जंबूद्वीप के भारत खंड मे हुआ था। चूँकि बुद्विजीवी विशेषज्ञों का एक मत होना लगभग असंभव सा है, स्वाभाविक है कि बहुत से बुद्विजीवी विशेषज्ञ ऐसा नहीं मानते। उनके अनुसार, विकास सबसे पहले अफ़्रीकी-भू भाग में अवतरित हुआ औरContinue reading “विकसवा है कहां ? यहां है पर है भी नहीं !”

JB and his Vrikshamandir

Saw this on WhatsApp and was reminded of my father. The first one from his village to go out for higher education, to attend college and university, to work for the government, to travel abroad, etc etc. He specialised in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management because he felt that such knowledge would of immense valueContinue reading “JB and his Vrikshamandir”

Poverty and Public Distribution System; Part – I

Nagar had sent this article to me several months ago. Of late, I have not been paying much attention to Vrikshamandir. Since the beginning of this year, I have had some health issues. Now that the situation is fast normalising, I thought, what better way to start regular posting on Vrikshamandir than posting this fromContinue reading “Poverty and Public Distribution System; Part – I”

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”

आँख मिचौली; कथा पुरानी, संदर्भ नया

आप में से बहुतों ने शायद यह कथा पहले भी सुनी या पढ़ी हो । मैंने इस कथा को एक नए संदर्भ में प्रस्तुत करने का दुस्साहस किया है। अगर पसंद आये, तो आगे बढ़ाइयेगा अन्यथा आप ने तो पढ़ ही ली है! क्योंकि कथा युगों पुरानी है, स्वाभाविक है कि इसका प्रारम्भ वैकुंठ सेContinue reading “आँख मिचौली; कथा पुरानी, संदर्भ नया”

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”