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Vaksana Farms is now on WorkAway

I’ve registered Vaksana Farms on WorkAway, the international volunteer website. We are open to receiving international and Indian visitors who have experience in building and carpentering.  We are in the midst of constructing a second farmhouse, a chicken coop, a second cattle shed and a chicken coop. Help from people who are experienced in natural building construction and carpentering skills will come in very handy. If you are someone with these skills, we would love to have you at Vaksana Farms.  You get to experience South Indian hospitality and a great way to experience rural India. More info here.


Crowdsourcing the Exam Question Paper

The answer sheets have arrived. It’s evaluation time. In my 18 years of teaching, I tried a new technique for the first time. I crowdsourced the question paper. Yes, that’s right. I asked each team who worked on a case study to fix the questions and share it with the rest of the class. I picked the final questions from the rich repertoire. This experiment at BIM Trichy for my Digital and Social Media Marketing class has been super successful.


Dumpster Hunting!

I did dumpster hunting today!

I was taking my dog out for our regular walk when I noticed these tree branches in the dumpster. These are branches of the Maruthani (Henna) tree that someone had heartlessly chopped. I felt sad but I sensed an opportunity. I picked these off the dumpster ( much to the amusement of the passersby) and dragged them home.

These branches are regenerative…meaning that when planted in the soil, they will take root and grow. I’m confident that I can grow 10 trees at Vaksana Farms just from these branches.


Representing India at the Global Speakers Summit in New Zealand

Proud to lead the Indian delegation to New Zealand for the Global Speakers Summit 2018. This is the World’s largest gathering of professional speakers and a place where some of the World’s best speakers get together to learn from each other.

If you are a professional speaker and want to join us for this 4 day event, please let me know.

The GSS team wants to encourage our fledgling Professional Speakers Association of India (PSAI) chapter by giving us an early bird price offer. Please let me know if you are interested. Just like the delegation to the Asian convention in Singapore this year, let’s have a super strong team for the Global Speakers Summit in New Zealand in Feb 2018.

More info at http://www.GSS2018.com


Planted Papaya at the Farm

As part of the Food Forest at the farm, we planted 20 papaya saplings today. Our soil is heavy clay and it’s not the right one for Papaya. They prefer soil that drains well. We’ll have to wait and see how the saplings cope up.

Papaya is one of my favorite fruits and they have become my part of my staple breakfast. Am keeping my fingers crossed and really hoping they take off.





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