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Counter-Urbanisation to Rurbanisation

24-05-2020

At Organo, sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment. To pursue sustainability is to create and maintain the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony to support the present and future generations.

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A way of life for the passionate and the conscious…

24-05-2020

Organo Naandi is the manifestation of Organo’s efforts towards creating a Rurban Eco-habitat based on triple-bottom-line principles. Situated 17km from Hyderabad, Organo Naandi offers sustainable living space, conscious community and opportunities to work with nature and experience a combination of urban refinement and rural ethnicity.

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Give your kids a better place to play

24-05-2020

Children and technology – love it or hate it, smart devices are in your children’s lives and they’re here to stay. Offering many great opportunities for more engaged learning, technology helps a child’s progression in subjects that traditionally have had a reputation for struggling to engross pupils, such as math or physics. However, technology has other shameful perks. 

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The Resilience of Eco-Habitats During Pandemics – Psychological Well Being

24-05-2020

As we are nearing the lockdown period, I have realized that I have suffered a terrible affliction - Nature-Deficit Disorder, which is a phrase coined by Richard Louv to indicate problems arising from restricted access to nature and the lure of electronic devices. It is during times like these, that eco-habitats can confer benefits to its residents which can help maintain physiological and psychological well-being. 

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How to reduce food miles?

23-05-2020

Food miles essentially refers to the distance travelled by our food to reach our plate from the producers. It also refers to the impact it has on the environment by utilising the fossil fuels needed for transportation of the product to reach our retailer. Are there ways through which we could reduce food miles? These are some of the practices that could help us achieve this: 

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Living in an urban environment - Part 2 - How has COVID-19 changed the way we see our cities?

23-05-2020

Covid-19 pandemic has brought to prominence indications that there are higher infection rates per capita in urban areas in comparison to less dense or rural areas. As we can see from various news articles and Covid-19 statistics, high-density metros appear to have higher incidences of Covid-19 when compared to less density or rural areas.

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Living in an urban environment - Part 1 - Are urban conditions impacting our health & well-being?

23-05-2020

Covid-19 pandemic has brought to prominence the indications that there are higher infection rates per capita in urban areas in comparison to less dense or rural areas. In this case, there is a large body of evidence that shows urban environments have a significant impact on our health. Hence it is more crucial that we relook at Urban environments and Rural environments from sustainability and well-being perspectives apart from the economic perspective. 

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Building business continuity and resilience in Organo

23-05-2020

Nature forced us to live Life.On.A.Slow.Track and to appreciate simple moments in life. Now is an excellent time to pause and reflect on what we can do better and how we can be better, both as businesses as well as people.

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Journey to Life.on.a.slow.track

21-05-2020

We were living in the heart of the city before moving to Organo Naandi. Almost 10 years of city living as a family. Life in the city was fun too since we were part of a huge community there. And the apparent city comforts, social life, and accessibility to everything made it a cakewalk.

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Water Demand Reduction During Summer Months

22-05-2020

Organo Naandi community members continue to demonstrate the spirit of sustainability. And this is what inspired us to continue building more eco-habitats and create physical infrastructure for families wanting to live more responsibly.

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How health is being woven into Rurban Nest?

21-05-2020

Amenities in a community or neighbourhood are important parts of the social infrastructure. The conveniences are the little details that not only make our life comfortable & healthy but also help in preserving nature and improving social bonding.

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The Rurban Nest in Nizamabad - Part 2

21-05-2020

After staying in a bustling city filled with smoke, traffic, and pollution for years, an evolved group of doctors had decided to create an ecosystem that produces food and shelter for the residents without resource depletion

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The Rurban Nest - A New Way Forward in Nizamabad - Part 1

21-05-2020

Organo took up the challenge of developing eco-habitats in harmony with nature. With the idea of combining the benefits of urban and rural, we created the ‘Rurban’ way of living.

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Let’s not waste waste

15-05-2020

Every home generates both organic and inorganic waste and managing this waste on a daily basis calls for some planning as collection and disposal are integral parts of its management. Waste poses a threat to public health and the environment if it is not stored, collected, and disposed of properly. The perception of waste as an unwanted material with no intrinsic value has dominated attitudes towards disposal.

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The Organo Impact

14-05-2020

Sustainability, Biodiversity, Harnessing Natural Resources and Organic Living are the driving principles of Organo. However, it's not just within the community, but Organo has made an impact on the neighboring villages - Aziznagar, Yenkepally and Bakaram - as well.

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Organo Naandi in the times of Covid-19

15-05-2020

Two weeks of lockdown have gone past. Most people have been struggling with restricted environments, but I’m quite enjoying this rejuvenating period at home. And the one and only reason for this is that my home is within the eco-habitat we co-created! I dread to imagine how it would have been, had we been living in the dense city! 

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Branching out for better - Part 2 - The spirit of Rurban Nest

20-05-2020

The doctors from Nizamabad, who were inspired by the concept of Organo, wanted to have their own nest which could reflect the Rurban life. Rapid urbanisation and loss of safe & green surroundings for their children to grow made them relook at the way they were living. And their search ended at finding Organo that completely mirrored their desires. 

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Branching out for better - Part 1

16-05-2020

The most interesting synchronism has been Rurban Nest. A group of doctors in Nizamabad was looking out for an organisation that could help build a sustainable community, which essentially is an eco-habitat. As Rumi said, what you seek is seeking you; they reached out to Organo after their intensive search. Now, we are mentoring them to reach their objectives. 

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The Resilience of Eco-Habitats during Pandemics - Part 2

17-05-2020

I have a confession to make: I like looking at ants and ant colonies. They fascinate me! This fascination is the result of so many unanswered questions that crop up in my mind when I see a colony of ants. How are they able to build such complex structures? Is there a Chief Architect in the colony drawing up blueprints and communicating in Ant Speak? Does the aggregation of instinctive behaviour of each ant lead to a collective intelligence that is amazingly intricate? Maybe. 

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The Resilience of Eco-Habitats during Pandemics - Part 1

18-05-2020

Long ago, I remember my friend telling me a story about how the world is going to end in the year 2012. This was in primary school and I thought I still had plenty of time left to play football, eat junk food and more generally, have fun before the world comes crashing down.

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Can Rurban Living be the next big thing? Part 2

19-05-2020

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 a number of small tasks that need to be done right for results. As it is, farming is an unforeseen process where there is a varied number of unanticipated issues of pests, irregular plant growth and supply of nutrition which only becomes adverse with the conventional supply of power, water and labour each of which has their own set of uncertainties and irregularities. 

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Can Rurban Living be the next big thing? Part 1 - An Eco-Habitat called Naandi...

20-05-2020

Organo Naandi is an urban farming community driven passionately by the ethos of “agro culture & sustainable organic farming”, an Eco-Habitat. Naāndi, Sanskrit for ‘the start’ is our first step towards change, a small attempt to connect to the lost thread of value systems and lifestyle native to our land, harmonizing it to today's necessities.

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The journey is the destination - Part 3 - Learning from the mistakes

16-05-2020

Most of us who live in the city have this innate urge to connect with nature. It’s human instinct to connect with the five elements that are the essence of life. It’s also human nature to aspire for growth and development.

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The journey is the destination - Part 2 - Encounter with reality

16-05-2020

Owning a farmhouse and living around greenery made me think that I am going to excel even in this field. To my surprise, the reality was something else which I never expected. 

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The journey is the destination - Part 1

16-05-2020

“I still remember the farmer vividly, from whom I bought a piece of land, even though more than 10 years have gone past. He was in need of money and I was in a state of surplus looking for a land to invest in. My intention was to build a farmhouse and start farming; an idea that everyone like me would have; of getting away from the city, growing my own veggies and having a healthy green environment for relaxation. 

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Resource-efficient neighborhoods

07-05-2020

A strange thought occurred to me. Imagine your home is a black box and you are inside it with nothing else around you. Every resource that you would need – every bit of food that you eat, every watt of power that you burn, every drop of water that you drink, every bit of furniture on which you rest - is coming to you from outside this Black Box. 

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The rurban way of living and My minor adjustments

17-03-2020

“Sustainable living is not a one-time establishment. It is rather a way of living where we will have to evolve and adapt continuously to the surrounding we live. Here area few Naandian's who have made a conscious choice of being in a Rurban community. Let’s hear their journey from being an urbanite to a rurbanite.

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Being a catalyst for sustainable development

21-03-2020

Organo communities out forward a way of living where life moves on a slow-track amidst the flora and fauna, like-minded people, neighbouring villages and more. Hence it is important for the community to be responsible, inclusive and caring towards others and the surroundings.

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Living in an Eco-Community

19-03-2020

Building an eco-community is just halfway through the journey of sustainable living. Rest of the journey involves certain lifestyle modifications and adaptations that eco-community dwellers will have to practice to fulfill the sustainability requirements. Let’s take reference from Robert Gilma’s “8 steps to creating your own sustainable community” and find out how Organo Naandi is adapting those principles.

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Organo's core values

15-03-2020

Organo was founded on the idea of environmentally conscious living. Our primary goal was to develop communities that are self-reliant in seven strands of sustainability - Energy, Food, Water, Air, Earth, People, and Shelter.

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SUSTAINABILITY ENTREPRENEURSHIP…

Feb 21, 2020

As we reflect on examples of entrepreneurship and leadership in our nation, we see that people are increasingly choosing business ideas that enhance the lives of people, lessen our impact on the environment and direct focus on shared prosperity. During the last 25-year growth of our organization FHD Group, we have started pursuing Sustainability Entrepreneurship and have expanded into multiple sectors and businesses that continue to be built on Triple Bottom Line goals.

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`WHY SHOULD WE EXPAND BOUNDARIES?

Feb 20, 2020

“Co-creating” and “Collaborating” are imperative for a Rurban community to thrive. Should it be confined within the community walls? Not actually. Inter-dependence and co-existence have been the keys of human survival and sustenance.

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EXPANDING THE BOUNDARIES…

Feb 19, 2020

Organo’s intent was not restricted to building just a `Rurban’ community for people living within but also to make an impact on social, economic, agricultural progress & aid skill development in the neighbouring villages.

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ORGANO’S JOURNEY

Feb 19, 2020

“Co-creating eco-habitats that celebrate living”is the motto that drives us to build our communities. For us, an Eco-Habitat “is a natural ecosystem integrated into living spaces for urban dwellers, consciously recreated with sustainability at the core; designed to have minimal negative impact on the environment.”

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CHEMICAL FARMING VS NATURAL FARMING

Feb 18, 2020

The constant rise in population and consumer demand post green revolution urged the food industry to produce more to meet the requirements. For an uninterrupted cultivation process and higher yields, chemical fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides, hybrid seeds and more came into place. As expected, production increased and people all over the world started relying more and more on these chemical products for better results.

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FOOD MILES

Feb 18, 2020

How sure are we of the purity of our food nowadays? The degree of adulteration, chemicals, and high yielding hybrids, have drastically impacted the food quality. Our search for good food usually ends up in supermarkets where we get various options of imported, frozen, seasonal, all-year-round and more. But can we monitor or validate their claims of quality standards? The answer is NO.

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Saving every drop for a resourceful future

17-02-2020

Imagine waking up to a day where there is no water! Sounds scary right? Unfortunately, we are slowing walking towards that stage of no or extremely limited water resources. Knowingly or unknowingly, each activity of ours is contributing to this every day.

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Why locally grown food?

17-02-2020

“The concept of being a locavore, or one who chooses whenever possible to incorporate locallygrown or locally produced food into one’s nutrition plan, is of great importance”. Tyler FlorenceHave you ever considered the importance of consuming locally grown food? Though the trendof locally grown food is slowly picking up speed, many are still in the run for exotic imported foodor genetically modified ones. Shouldn’t we eat them at all? Yes, we can. Is it the most healthyoption? No, it isn’t.

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Organo's Impact

Feb 12, 2020

Sustainability, biodiversity, harnessing natural resources and Organic living is the driving principle of Organo.However, it’s not just within the community, but Organo has made an impact on the neighboring villages – Aziznagar, Yenkepally, and Bakaram – as well. “Ecological balance cannot be achieved in isolation,” says Lakshmi Battula, who is in charge of the farming and animal husbandry at Organo.

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Mission Sparrow

Feb 12, 2020

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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Every Naandian is a farmer!

Aug 22, 2019

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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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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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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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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