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Location Advantages of Kandawada

Location Advantages of Kandawada

25-11-2022

In our effort to design and manifest eco-habitats, we come across this question, often from clients and sometimes from collaborators - why are you developing a community so far away from the city? We are sharing behind-the-scenes story of how we arrived at Organo Kandawada, as a way of explanation.

The Story of My Dream

The Story of My Dream

22-04-2015

A true story as told by Nagesh Battula. “It’s okay you can jump”, as I said this to my 7 year old, his eyes lit up.

Designing social bonding through architecture and amenities

Designing social bonding through architecture and amenities

31-10-2022

We are often asked how and why we choose a particular design for each community club in our eco-habitats. The form and style are a balance between what we believe will appeal to the stylistic expectations of the residents and our own push for design or material innovation.

Getting rid of Fossil Fuels in communities! Can it be Reality?

Getting rid of Fossil Fuels in communities! Can it be Reality?

31-10-2022

When fossil fuels are burned, they release large amounts of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, into the air. Greenhouse gases trap heat in our atmosphere, causing global warming. Already the average global temperature has increased by 1C.

Transform your Terrace into a Happy Hangout place

Transform your Terrace into a Happy Hangout place

30-09-2022

Who says you can’t enjoy the pleasure of gardening if you don’t live in a sprawling bungalow? Every house has a terrace, and every terrace can be transformed into the most beautiful garden.

Designing energy management in eco habitats

Designing energy management in eco habitats

28-09-2022

Eco habitats are designed to be sustainable living spaces. Eco habitats are an amalgamation of many distinct systems which come together and function as a single organism much like our human body.

Eco Habitats and collaboration between Urban and rural India - Evening Tuitions in villages

Eco Habitats and collaboration between Urban and rural India - Evening Tuitions in villages

26-09-2022

The true value of any Rurban Eco-Habitat lies in the fact that there is a collaborative spirit in the way the inhabitants from rural and urban backgrounds and demography come together.

Collective Farming Community vs Individual Farmhouses

Collective Farming Community vs Individual Farmhouses

22-09-2022

Collective farming is a farmer’s community that shares farming-related infrastructure while enjoying the fruits of collective living. Farming is a laborious job, which includes several small tasks that need to be done right for results

Make a Real Impact

Make a Real Impact

27-08-2022

At Organo, the impact of building an eco-habitat is carefully thought out and closely monitored. Some of the impact can be directly measured in terms of numbers such as water conservation and reuse, energy production etc., and some of the impact is intangible and can be felt over a long period of time such as a positive impact on the health and well-being of the residents

Air quality in eco-habitats

Air quality in eco-habitats

25-08-2022

In recent times, there has been a paradigm shift in the way we perceive health. Not only is it limited to the food we eat and exercise we do, but a major part of human health is related to the air we breathe. The pandemic has demonstrated the importance of good air quality 

Becoming a Net Zero Water Community:

Becoming a Net Zero Water Community:

22-08-2022

Our upcoming communities are being designed to be Net Zero Water (NZW). A NZW community relies minimally on external water sources and depends heavily on rainwater and treated wastewater to meet the overall water demands. An ideal net zero water building uses on-site alternative water sources to supply all the building's water needs

Biodiversity in the Backyard

Biodiversity in the Backyard

31-03-2022

Diverse…!! is how nature intends to be. “Biodiversity started in the distant past and points to the future,” says, Frans Lanting.

Foraging in your Front Yard

Foraging in your Front Yard

07-04-2022

Children who grew up in the 80s or 90s knew the joy of foraging, even though the term foraging did not exist in their vocabulary yet.

Pursuing-Passions

Pursuing-Passions

14-04-2022

When we take part in an activity we enjoy, our brain releases a hormone called dopamine which is also called “the happy hormone”.

What-is-Gardencercise?

What-is-Gardencercise?

21-04-2022

When you make gardening the central part of your fitness routine, you are Gardencercising! Many studies have shown that working out in nature in productive

The Nostalgia Of Indian Neighbourhood Street

The Nostalgia Of Indian Neighbourhood Street

28-04-2022

Young Bengali singer Palash Sen composed and sang the famous song “Kabhi aana tu meri Gully” in the 90s

USER RESEARCH AS A STARTING POINT IN ECO HABITAT DESIGN

USER RESEARCH AS A STARTING POINT IN ECO HABITAT DESIGN

01-06-2022

At Studio Organo, our starting point for eco habitat design is our end users. As architects with decades of collective experiences, we’ve noticed patterns on how Indian families use and occupy space

Creating spaces for Biodiversity

Creating spaces for Biodiversity

01-08-2022

Antharam, Kandawada & Damaragidda are going to turn from barren lands to biodiverse environments. The process has already started.

Eco-habitat boundary, social impact of localization – Story of Rahul and Sravan

Eco-habitat boundary, social impact of localization – Story of Rahul and Sravan

23-07-2022

At Organo, localization is a key factor which differentiates the community/ eco-habitats from other communities. In line with the Triple Bottom line philosophy of Organo, at least 75% of the workforce required to run and maintain the eco-habitat are recruited locally.

Thermal Comfort in Eco-habitats

Thermal Comfort in Eco-habitats

21-07-2022

Creating micro climates conducive for a healthy and congenial life is key to creating a vibrant eco habitat. The concept of Thermal Comfort is key to understand the micro climate and temperature within and around a locality.

Measuring what matters - Organo Sapta Patha

Measuring what matters - Organo Sapta Patha

25-06-2022

Being from an architecture background, we speak to a lot of people. What we realised is that there are many families living in the city who want to lead a healthier lifestyle. Who want to reconnect back with how they have grown or their parents have grown. Who want to live in a more eco-friendly way.

Completing the food requirements of Rurbanites

Completing the food requirements of Rurbanites

23-06-2022

In continuation with our article Farmer Consumer Connect- Humble beginnings, Organo has been working with the farmers in the villages around Organo Antharam project to source safe and witnessed food grown using natural farming methods. This is an attempt to complete the food requirements of the families who are part of the eco-habitats.

How good or bad is the use of chemical pesticides in farming?

How good or bad is the use of chemical pesticides in farming?

22-06-2022

According to the data published by the government of India in February 2020, pesticide consumption in our country was more than 40000 metric tonnes. Telangana ranked fourth in the nation-wide list with over 4,900 metric tonnes of chemical pesticide consumption in that year.

What Role Do Plants Play In Maintaining A Healthy Ecosystem?

What Role Do Plants Play In Maintaining A Healthy Ecosystem?

16-06-2022

Right from our 1st day of schooling, we have been taught the importance of plants and the role they play in our day-to-day lives. But with time, we all seem to forget its importance and take it for granted altogether. It’s funny how the people who once never hesitated to voice their love for nature now find themselves living in a concrete jungle.

Sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene

19-05-2022

Sleep is as essential to our daily needs like food and water. Although we may feel that sleep simply rests our tired bodies, our brain remains active throughout the night. Sleep plays a critical role in the brain as well as physical functioning.

Dug wells and water resilience at Antharam

Dug wells and water resilience at Antharam

12-05-2022

At Antharam water resilience is a big goal we are trying to reach.To accomplish this, we are looking at various ways in which surface rain water run off can be tapped.Although ground water sources can be reached if we go deep enough, we do not want to do that.

Cluster Clubs - Outdoor collective living rooms designed for social bonding

Cluster Clubs - Outdoor collective living rooms designed for social bonding

05-05-2022

Organo Antharam community is an eco-community designed for feet rather than wheels. The intention was to create simple and safe street experiences that also brought back opportunities for residents to enjoy serendipitous meetings, carefree play, quiet areas for contemplation and vibrant spaces for collective gathering and celebrations.

Greenhouse and farming in Eco Habitats

Greenhouse and farming in Eco Habitats

29-04-2022

Access to safe and witnessed food is an integral part of the experience of living in an Eco habitat. The farming practices followed in our eco habitats take a localization approach to cultivation.

PUTTING MATERIALS TO ALTERNATIVE USES UPCYCLING AT ANTHARAM

PUTTING MATERIALS TO ALTERNATIVE USES UPCYCLING AT ANTHARAM

25-04-2022

To design a water-balanced and drought-resilient community, at Antharam, detailed hydrogeological studies have been made and a 60-lakh liter dug well is being made.

Nurture your bond with nature at Organo Antharam

Nurture your bond with nature at Organo Antharam

14-04-2022

Everybody is unique. You will start believing that uniqueness comes from simple changes. Breakaway from the conventional cookie-cutter homes and enjoy the one-of-a-kind rural lifestyle and modern amenities of the farmhouses at Antharam. The best part of the cluster design is that no streets look alike, offering a unique experience.

Keeping it Cool – Mitigating Heat Islands through Rurban Ecohabitats

Keeping it Cool – Mitigating Heat Islands through Rurban Ecohabitats

07-04-2022

In 2014, the Koalas in Australia made global news for hugging trees. But this seems very unusual for anyone who knows that Koalas are tree-dwelling creatures.

Declutter your living spaces

Declutter your living spaces

24-03-2022

“Clutter is an overabundance of possessions that collectively create chaotic and disorderly living spaces,” says Joseph Ferrari, a professor of psychology at DePaul University in Chicago who studies the causes of clutter and its impact on emotional well-being.

Heat Island Effect – A Rurban approach

Heat Island Effect – A Rurban approach

10-03-2022

According to US EPA, Heat islands are urbanized areas that experience higher temperatures than outlying areas. Structures such as buildings, roads, and other infrastructure absorb and re-emit the sun’s heat more than natural landscapes such as forests and water bodies.

Vijaya Durga – One woman, Many facets

Vijaya Durga – One woman, Many facets

08-03-2022

Meet Vijaya Durga, Co-Founder, Organo eco-habitats who takes her work seriously but wears her success lightly. She has headed 100s of construction projects and with every project she has consolidated her position as the Numero Uno as far as quality & timely delivery are concerned with zero compromise on design values and impeccable work ethics. She has built organisations, surpassing every expectation and setting new benchmarks.

The Rise of Antharam’s Prosumer Community

The Rise of Antharam’s Prosumer Community

18-02-2022

Antharam’s sustainable practises transform the community and its resident’s into prosumers at a micro-level. The primary difference between a consumer and a prosumer is that the consumer buys various products for consumption while the prosumer takes adequate steps to produce the products and then consume them. Antharam's design is based on the model of a prosumer community where production and consumption happen parallelly. Here are simple measures taken in account for the execution of the same. 

Unlearning old habits – A way to Walkability and Happiness

Unlearning old habits – A way to Walkability and Happiness

13/02/2022

There are various studies which state that our mindset, habits, moods and life all together depend on the way our homes, communities and cities are designed and this is because we spend more than 90% of our time indoors. It has a much larger impact on the children that are exposed to these environments and shapes their personality as they grow up. Hence the built environment plays a huge role in affecting the health and well-being of us and our family members.

Up-skilling Rural Youth - Organo's Initiative

Up-skilling Rural Youth - Organo's Initiative

04/02/2022

The eco-habitats by design are located away from the cities and in rural or per-urban areas. For any community to become an eco-habitat, there should be a symbiotic relationship between the community and its surroundings. The relationship can be with respect to any physical aspects like water, air, food etc., as well as people to people connect. The influence of this relationship is more pronounced to a certain extent of physical and emotional space. In order to define this space, we at Organo have taken the seven strands of sustainability or saptapatha (earth, water, air, people, food, shelter, and energy) as parameters around which the influence zone is defined.

Eco STP – Why it makes sense for Antharam.

Eco STP – Why it makes sense for Antharam.

24/01/2022

While analysis any technology, it becomes very important for us to analysis the cost-benefit analysis of the overall strategy. Especially in an eco-habitat such as Antharam, where one system has an impact on a lot of other variables, it becomes even more crucial.

Cluster Homes Designs Logic

Cluster Homes Designs Logic

20/01/2022

As a one of its kind community in India, Organo Antharam is what we call in our Studio - a Cluster Homes Community. It was conceptualised to replicate rural design aspects of a village clubbed with urban aspects of urban areas.

Farmer Consumer Connect- Humble  beginnings

Farmer Consumer Connect- Humble beginnings

23/12/2021

Food is one of the main strands of the Saptha Patha principles based on which Organo’s eco habitats are designed, built and operated. The concept of locally sourced food is integral to ensuring that living in the eco habitats is sustainable as it benefits both the local producers (farmers) of food and consumers of food (Eco habitats residents). The producers get a fair price for their produce and the consumers get genuine, locally sourced and witnessed food.

Understanding clean and  affordable Energy - Sreenidhi International School

Understanding clean and affordable Energy - Sreenidhi International School

22/12/2021

The whole event went very well. I’ve never seen any seventh graders being so proactive and curious about the topic. We went there with an expectation that it would be a monologue but the children asked questions and participated in discussions which helped us share our thoughts and experiences with them.

Why are we building the water storage structures(Pedda Baavi) at Antharam?

Why are we building the water storage structures(Pedda Baavi) at Antharam?

20/12/2021

At Naandi, we have created a water-balanced community. This means that the annual water budget is below the total amount of rainfall falling on the land. The community has been managing only with rainfall and Borewell's until now. Some of the water falling on the land is diverted to ponds and rainwater storage structures but most of it is directed to deep aquifer recharge bore wells. These Borewells improve the ground water table.

life.on.a.slow.track

life.on.a.slow.track

27/11/2021

Well! No one has ever bothered to ask the Hare his side of the story, so let me tell you the story from a different point of view…I met the Hare and sat down with him for a heart-to-heart talk.

Solar Power Generation

Solar Power Generation

26/11/2021

All homes are connected to form a micro-grid within the community. A micro-grid allows power-sharing between homes within the community.

Journey of festival flowers from Antharam Farm to Home

Journey of festival flowers from Antharam Farm to Home

25/11/2021

Every year during festival months, the flowers from farms are harvested at least a week in advance and delivered to the wholesale markets in the city. In most cases, the flowers such as roses, also travel from other neighboring states like Karnataka (Bangalore) owing to the city’s demand. Retailers from all over the city congregate at the wholesale market to buy flowers and sell them at shops.

Be NEAT if you can’t EAT

Be NEAT if you can’t EAT

11/11/2021

For all those people who have a tough time sticking to a gym routine or workout routine, we are here to give some good news. In fact, it’s pretty NEAT, quite literally. An acronym for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis, NEAT is the energy we spend in everything we do that does not include sleeping, eating, sports or gym exercises. To be more specific, it constitutes the energy expended walking to work, typing, performing garden work, undertaking agricultural tasks and fidgeting.

Have you tried Gardencersise yet?

Have you tried Gardencersise yet?

28-10-2021

Have you tried Gardencersise yet? Hear ye, hear ye! It’s time for all the lovers of gardening to revel in their passion and go for it with renewed vigour. Yes, gardening has been officially declared as one of the best forms of burning calories. So far, we only knew of the therapeutic benefits and now with an increasing number of studies declaring it as a perfect exercise, the green thumbs can rejoice! Here’s one for starters –keeping your garden in shape keeps you in a much better shape than the ones you’re tending to! Let’s then go on an easy, breezy ride of getting into top form even as we create the ideal space for our green co-dwellers.

Progress update as on 08 October 2021

Progress update as on 08 October 2021

21-10-2021

Organo is undertaking social impact initiatives in the five villages identified as part of the eco-habitat boundary. The villages being Antharam, Hasthepur, Venkannagudem, Nowlaipalle, and Kandlapalli.

Big Audacious Goals to slow down climate change

Big Audacious Goals to slow down climate change

14-10-2021

There is a lot of advice that goes on nowadays about conserving energy. Switch off the fan, switch off the TV, the phone charger, the light, the fan, etc. Every little bit of energy saved is carbon stopped from escaping into the atmosphere. To make sure global temperatures don’t exceed 1.5 degrees, you have todo whatever is within your power.

Show me the meaning of feeling lonely,  Is this the feeling I need to walk with?

Show me the meaning of feeling lonely, Is this the feeling I need to walk with?

07-10-2021

Not so long ago, India was known as a country where the family elders were treated with utmost reverence and families revolved around them. But in the last decade or so, with individualistic mindsets on the rise, the seniors are being accommodated according to our convenience and comfort. With the rat race consuming the best of us, our parents and grandparents have been left behind to fend for themselves. With no peers for company and not wanting to interfere in their children and grandchildren’s lives, an increasing number of elders are experiencing isolation & loneliness like never before, more so in cases where one partner has passed on. The way living spaces are being designed and built isn’t helping either. The ubiquitous apartment culture may be a boon for the convenience-seeking youngsters but has turned into a bane of the older people’s existence. With their friends scattered all over the world, and their own limitations imposed by aging, they are being increasingly left to their own defenses.

Social Impact Boundary:  A non-tourist approach to sustainable  rural development intervention

Social Impact Boundary: A non-tourist approach to sustainable rural development intervention

25-09-2021

We were recently invited by COUNCIL FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT (CSD) to be expert speakers as part of their CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR PhD. SCHOLARS IN SOCIAL SCIENCES.

Natural Swimming Pools– Need of the Hour

Natural Swimming Pools– Need of the Hour

23-09-2021

Imagine a swimming pool, and what do you see? A slab of sterile blue water, surrounded by tiles. It doesn’t have to be like that: imagine instead a pool of fresh, clear water, fringed by native plants and that is close to nature. Bio Pools or Natural Swimming Pools are a replica of village wells where naturally, the water is fresh.

Improving Cross Ventilation at Antharam Farm Villas Hyderabad

Improving Cross Ventilation at Antharam Farm Villas Hyderabad

16-09-2021

Learn how Cluster Design at Organo Antharam Hyderabad is Improving Cross Ventilation. Our unique staggered design provides increased Ventilation!

Building Legacy with Eco Friendly Homes at Organo Antharam

Building Legacy with Eco Friendly Homes at Organo Antharam

09-09-2021

Are you ready to Build a Legacy by contributing to Sustainable Development and Counter-Urbanisation? Organo Antharam Hyderabad offers the solution. Learn More!

Antharam Impact- Environment Protection & Social Upliftment

Antharam Impact- Environment Protection & Social Upliftment

02-09-2021

When we chose Antharam for our next project, we made sure it was not on the highway. We picked the site that was closer to the village. In addition to Antharam, there are four other villages within a radius of 5 kms. We named the project Antharam to bring the focus to the village and its activities.

What a waste!

What a waste!

26-08-2021

Facts we need to know about solid waste management. Solid waste management is a universal issue that matters to every single person in the world. And with over 90% of waste openly dumped or burned in low-income countries, it is the poor and most vulnerable who are disproportionately affected.In recent years, landslides of waste dumps have buried homes and people under piles of waste. And it is the poorest who often live near waste dumps and power their city’s recycling system through waste picking, leaving them susceptible to serious health repercussions.

Invoking The Invisible Force for Wellness & Self Improvement

Invoking The Invisible Force for Wellness & Self Improvement

20-08-2021

It’s so strange that we focus mostly on the visible aspect of our lives when our existence is mostly dominated by the invisible aspects - Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. Most of us live in our minds and are ruled by how we feel and how connected we feel. And yet, all that we focus on is the `body.’ It’s like preserving the wrapper and chucking the chocolate into the bin! Wellness experts the world over have come to the conclusion that the meaningfulness and mindfulness are the keys to a healthy body as well.

The sustainability mindset

The sustainability mindset

13-08-2021

Think local. Build Eco-Habitats. Flourishin harmony. Leave a legacy.If you’re someone who is committed to living consciously, you’ve already proved that your mindset is a refreshing departure from the take-all and use-all approach. You’re over and done with the maddening pace of life and now, all you’re looking for is a sanctuary where you can create your own little serene cocoon and live a healthy life in harmony with nature.

Homes with farms are here to stay

Homes with farms are here to stay

06-08-2021

Humans, since the dawn of time, have organised themselves into communities and lived happily off the land around them. It was not until the Industrial Revolution began in Britain in the 1700s that people began moving away from their villages for work. Although slowly coming into effect in India by the mid-1800s, Asian countries had largely remained unaffected by industrialisation in the way the West had.

The I in IKIGAI – Find your own Purpose

The I in IKIGAI – Find your own Purpose

30-07-2021

Haven't we all heard of IKIGAI by now, even if we haven’t read the book? At least most of us have. The four circle diagram (which apparently is not the original IKIGAI but modified by another coach circa 2014) has been the most viewed on search engines the world over. The logical mind loves concepts and processes and the creative mind loves the free flow.

Prosumer Communities

Prosumer Communities

23-07-2021

What is a Prosumer Community? Typically, any community in the city is a consumer economy. This means, there is insignificant production but a lot of consumption (food, milk, energy, water, etc.) happening within the community.

How Forest bathing helps boost immunity!

How Forest bathing helps boost immunity!

16-07-2021

Natural Killer Cells are part of our immune systems. As the name suggests, they play a critical role in fighting virus-infected cells and tumour cells. It has been proven through experimental studies that a chemical called Phytoncide increases the NK Cell activity. Phytoncide is a chemical that is released by trees to form a web of protection against microbes and other harmful drugs. Evidently, small plants such as vegetables also emit these chemicals.

Ayurveda – A Way of life

Ayurveda – A Way of life

09-07-2021

Ayurveda is a 5,000-year-old traditional Hindu system of medicine with abundant secrets to a healthy and fulfilling life. One can use the wisdom of Ayurveda to gain inner peace, balance in bodily systems, longevity, vitality, and good health.

How Happy is your money?

How Happy is your money?

02-07-2021

It’s quite often said, “Money can’t buy happiness”, and yet the vast majority of humans are motivated by the very idea of amassing wealth. Whatever income background one hails from, the want seems to be the same – the fisherman is just as keen to make money as the software CEO – that desire is innate. Why would we be so concerned, as a species, with chasing something that supposedly cannot make you happy? The truth is that money can bring happiness, or of course, anguish, depending upon how we decide to use it.

S.O.S - Save Our Swales

S.O.S - Save Our Swales

25-06-2021

Waterlogging on roads in monsoon and dried up borewells is a common scene in our cities. With the water crisis becoming one of the major global crises, at a fast pace, it has become the need of the hour to incorporate water conservation techniques at a global level as well as individual level. More importantly, these issues are directly affecting our lives on a regular basis

Continuous Contour Trenches

Continuous Contour Trenches

18-06-2021

What are Continuous Contour Trenches? A continuous contour trench is dug at a right angle to the slope and are planned along contour lines. Doing so stops the water flowing downhill in its tracks by the trenches, and water percolation into the soil below is facilitated.

My little adjustment

My little adjustment

15-06-2021

My son lives in Amsterdam and he had some capital gains that he was looking to invest in for buying property. We were looking around for places but could not find anything that struck a chord with us.

Once upon a time

Once upon a time

11-06-2021

Long long ago, we lived in villages surrounded by human beings were an integral part of. With least intrusion and invasion, we coexisted with other forms of life in symbiosis. Almost every other person was engaged in some form of agriculture. Most of our ancestors were farmers. Crops were abundant and good health was taken for granted.

Spaces that create wellness

Spaces that create wellness

04-06-2021

We have long been aware of the positive correlation between maintaining good physical health and a longer, happier, existence.

My little adjustment

My little adjustment

30-05-2021

Learning to live with nature was the most significant adjustment we’ve had to make after moving to Naandi. There are times when we find frogs behind our washing machine or even in our shoes! During the monsoons, it is pretty common to see frogs around and we sometimes have a whole family staying in our utility. Likewise, there are other insects and critters that come in sometimes too. We live in their space and they are bound to stray into ours. It is only a matter of getting used to it, though.

India's Net Zero Mission

India's Net Zero Mission

28-05-2021

Organo signed up for IGBC's (Indian Green Building Council)IGBC Mission on Net Zero, which was recently launched on the occasion of Earth Day 2021. This is a big step for Organo because IGBC's vision of India GBC's Net Zero movement aligns with ours.

Earth Day webinar with Northstar amplification

Earth Day webinar with Northstar amplification

30-05-2021

What is planet-first thinking? Why is it relevant now more than ever? Meenakshi Iyer Founder of NorthStar Solutions and Services & Personal Agility Coach organised and hosted a virtual coffee meet on Earth Day.

Home is where Good Health is

Home is where Good Health is

31-05-2021

Good health is a pot of gold that we all chase (aside from actual pots of gold, of course)! One that is a drive built into our DNA, which serves as the most basic survival mechanism for our species.

Here Comes the Sun … And I say it’s all right

Here Comes the Sun … And I say it’s all right

29-05-2021

The onset of the summer season reminds us to switch on our ACs and reduce the thermostat setting to 18 deg C, lower our blinds and switch on lights, increase the fan setting to max etc. It also reminds us to take out our fancy pair of sunglasses and apply multiple layers of high SPF sunscreen and sun blocks to protect our skin from the harmful UV rays.

Farm Store by Organo: Safe and Witnessed food from farms to your doorstep

Farm Store by Organo: Safe and Witnessed food from farms to your doorstep

27-05-2021

At Organo, our consistent endeavor is to provide a holistic living experience of which food is a cornerstone. As a part of this, we have started social impact initiatives that help forge a connection between the producer and the consumer (residents of Organo’s eco-habitats) in the village of Antharam.

The Rurban Way   of Life

The Rurban Way of Life

26-05-2021

The word rurban (rural+urban) refers to a geographic territory or a landscape which possesses the economic characteristics and lifestyles of an Urban area while retaining its essential Rural area features

Why do STPs Smell?

Why do STPs Smell?

29-04-2021

Controlling odour is one of the most important and yet most challenging aspects of a sewage treatment plant. Foul smells are often a source of igniting objections from the neighbor's. However, as levied from the Telangana govt it is mandatory to install STP in a housing community with an area of more than 10,000sqm.

The Real Value of Investment

The Real Value of Investment

28-04-2021

Typically, in a Real Estate investment in cities, more than 50% of the cost is spent in land acquisition. The other components such as shelter, and infrastructure depreciate over time. Not only this but the natural resources such as groundwater table, flora and fauna are also depleted and destroyed.

Life at Naandi

Life at Naandi

27-04-2021

“I love the Rurban way of living in Naandi. Having grown up in a village, this is the perfect place that I have found to reconnect with my roots. My home at Naandi has all the amenities of modern living that I can look for. In fact, I would say that it is more modern than my house in the city! Yet, the rural way of life blends in so seamlessly here.

“Safe and Witnessed” is the new Organic - Raghuram Vemula

“Safe and Witnessed” is the new Organic - Raghuram Vemula

26-04-2021

Organic food has been a rage for health-conscious consumers over the past decade. But one question that lingers in everyone who looks to buy “Organic”

My Little Adjustment

My Little Adjustment

25-04-2021

“The only little compromise that we’ve had to make was the distance. Yes, Naandi is a little away from the city, but come to think of it, hardly so. It simply comes down to starting the day a few minutes or even an hour earlier than otherwise to be able to reach my workplace on time. That, in my opinion, is hardly a compromise for the life that we live here.

Sapthapatha Lessons - Bio-Pool

Sapthapatha Lessons - Bio-Pool

24-04-2021

Bio-pools are wonderful to swim in. But as the name suggests, it is a biological environment which has ecosystems thriving in it. Depending on the season and aquatic life, there will be algae blooming in the

Rurban Nest Updates

Rurban Nest Updates

04-04-2021

At Rurban Nest, the families have started harvesting their own safe and witnessed food.

World Water Day – Valuing water

World Water Day – Valuing water

03-04-2021

On World Water Day, 22 March, during an event organized by Dr Reddy's Lab and Confederation of India Industry (CII), I enjoyed being one of the speakers to talk about the value of water.

My Little Adjustments

My Little Adjustments

02-04-2021

we also love Naandi for the sporting facilities it offers. We are all sports enthusiasts and cannot wait for the weekends to enjoy a game of badminton or basketball.

Organo Et Community

Organo Et Community

01-04-2021

According to the Global Status Report, 2017, the building and construction sector is responsible for 39% of all carbon emissions globally

Organo Et School

Organo Et School

31-03-2021

Over the years, experiential learning has proven to have a wide range of benefits that contribute to a child's development.

The Organo Experience

The Organo Experience

30-03-2021

Visiting our home at Naandi every weekend is a special experience for all of us in the family. Buying a home here has been one of the best decisions of our life. ‍

Lessons from Sapthapatha – Part 2 – Water

Lessons from Sapthapatha – Part 2 – Water

29-03-2021

At Naandi, one of the goals was tocreate a water-balanced community. This means that the annual water consumption must be less than the total yearly rainfall falling on the community.

Isha Yoga Workshop at Rurban Nest.

Isha Yoga Workshop at Rurban Nest.

26-03-2021

It was a warm Sunday morning, 31st January 2021; Organo Et School welcomed residents of Rurban Nest Community, Nizamabad who were all excited to attend the Isha Yoga workshop. Despite their hectic schedule these residents woke up earlier, rolled their mats, carried their bottle of water, and lots of energy to the venue. It was a pleasure to have Francesco Marelli and Deepa certified Hatha Yoga Teacher from Isha Yoga Centre to introduce all our inquisitive participants the basic of Isha Yoga. The session began with Francesco talking about how by practicing yoga every day one can experience a profound sense of harmony both within oneself and the world around.

Why is a natural swimming pond good for you?

Why is a natural swimming pond good for you?

24-03-2021

At Organo, we build natural swimming ponds and not chlorinated pools. These pools are closer to diving into a freshwater lake than into a typical pool. the advantage is that after a refreshing swim, we do not have to worry about taking a bath to wash the chlorine away from the body and it does not leave you with itchy red eyes or dry skin. Along with creating a chemical-free environment, the ponds also act as a habitat for flora and fauna.

What is Regional Ring Road (RRR Hyderabad) Advantage?

What is Regional Ring Road (RRR Hyderabad) Advantage?

19-03-2021

being self-sufficient and the importance of sustainable living is crucial among the many things that this pandemic taught us. A conducive environment to achieve any of these has become difficult in an urban space where there is hardly any space left to breathe. Taking positive advantage of the ‘work-from-home possibility, people are moving beyond the city limits, to the suburbs that offer better residential spaces. There may arise a debate on preserving the ecosystem with the crowds shifting but luckily, times have changed with alternate design approaches that embrace both preserving the ecology and sustainable human existence. 

Can suburbs offer amenities of a city?

Can suburbs offer amenities of a city?

15-03-2021

The evolution, growth, and development of any city is the aggregate of a set of processes that have been effective in that area over a period of time. The problems created by the unsystematic and unrestricted extension of a city give rise to issues like unhygienic slums, polluted environment, uncoordinated development of residential, industrial,

Lesson from SapthaPatha – Part 1- Air.

Lesson from SapthaPatha – Part 1- Air.

10-03-2021

There were many issues during the execution of the Earth Air Tunnel Draft than what we had anticipated. Adding to it, there was a gap in our marketing communication, which created an unrealistic expectation. We realized that we we’re not specific that the Earth Air Tunnel Draft lowers temperature considerably but does not function as a replacement to an air conditioner.

My little adjustments

My little adjustments

25-01-2021

I love everything about Organo. We had a whole lot of family visiting us during the housewarming and after. And everyone had only good things to say about our new home at Naandi that we moved into six months ago.

The Organo experience

The Organo experience

21-01-2021

We were driving by one day and came across this place. We simply fell in love with the place and the more we explored and learned about life at Naandi, the more eager we were to move out of our city apartment.

Organo Et School - An Initiative For A Sustainable Tomorrow…

Organo Et School - An Initiative For A Sustainable Tomorrow…

11-01-2021

Organo Et School’s purpose is nurturing a learning environment for all stakeholders where inclusive holistic eco-living is celebrated. 

Want to save water? Install Solar

Want to save water? Install Solar

04-01-2021

More than 80% of electricity in India is generated by thermal power plants which include fossil fuel, biomass and nuclear energy.

RurbanNest Construction updates

RurbanNest Construction updates

26-12-2020

Nizamabad’ first eco-community, Rurban Nest is shaping up well with the construction work going on in full swing. Multiple level activities are going on simultaneously through the hands of skilled personnel.

Solar Water Heater vs Geyser – Which is better?

Solar Water Heater vs Geyser – Which is better?

21-12-2020

Most of the households in the cities are equipped with conventional geysers. However, an increasing number of eco-conscious & wallet-conscious households are installing solar hot water systems on their rooftops. 

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Every Naandian is a farmer!

They are professionals by the weekday and community farmers by the weekend. They grow their own vegetables and fruits, breed their own chicken and raise their own cattle for fresh milk. Apart from this, they engage in nature’s bounty with serene pockets of mini forests, landscaping and water bodies that are habitats for birds, animals, insects and aqua life.

Role of Therapeutic Food

At Organo, every element of nature – air, water, earth – is harnessed, preserved and nourished. According to ayurveda, human physiology is a reflection of the laws of the universe, and the more in tune our lives are with nature, the healthier we will be! Our bodies possess the natural intelligence to process foods that are closest to nature, such as fresh whole grains and organically-grown fruits and vegetables.

The Power of Agnihotra

Tremendous amount of energy is gathered around the Agnihotra copper pyramid just at Agnihotra time. A magnetic-type field is created, which neutralizes negative energies and reinforces positive energies. – Jaya Prakash, Architect, Vaastu & Energy Expert – FHD Group Human beings have created problems for themselves with their irresponsible greed for more.

Lost and Found - Mission Sparrow at Organo Naandi

Remember them? Our gentle little guests! Every morning they would wake us up with a familiar tune. Perched on ledges and lofts, they would hop right inside our houses and in the balconies the whole day, full of life, taking occasional tiny bites from our leftover supper. Nesting on low branches, in our homes and in sheds, they would put a smile on our faces us no matter what. Sparrows have been an integral part of our growing up years.

Natural Food

Role of Therapeutic Food

May 12, 2019

At Organo, every element of nature – air, water, earth – is harnessed, preserved and nourished. According to ayurveda, human physiology is a reflection of the laws of the universe, and the more in tune our lives are with nature, the healthier we will be! Our bodies possess the natural intelligence to process foods that are closest to nature, such as fresh whole grains and organically-grown fruits and vegetables.

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Agnihotra: Organic Farming

The Power of Agnihotra

May 09, 2019

Tremendous amount of energy is gathered around the Agnihotra copper pyramid just at Agnihotra time. A magnetic-type field is created, which neutralizes negative energies and reinforces positive energies. – Jaya Prakash, Architect, Vaastu & Energy Expert – FHD Group Human beings have created problems for themselves with their irresponsible greed for more.

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Birds on Organo

Lost and Found - Mission Sparrow at Organo Naandi

May 09, 2019

Remember them? Our gentle little guests! Every morning they would wake us up with a familiar tune. Perched on ledges and lofts, they would hop right inside our houses and in the balconies the whole day, full of life, taking occasional tiny bites from our leftover supper. Nesting on low branches, in our homes and in sheds, they would put a smile on our faces us no matter what. Sparrows have been an integral part of our growing up years.

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Preserving the quality of air at Organo Naandi

India's largest bamboo structure - Organo clubhouse

Farming at Organo

Benefits of Organo project

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