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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 a natural swimming pond is good for you?

Why a natural swimming pond is 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.

Headline: What is RRR Advantage?

Headline: What is RRR 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 versus Geyser – Which is better?

Solar water heater versus 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. 

The Organo experience 

The Organo experience 

18-12-2020

As a family, we decided to buy a villa at Naandi, right on our first visit. We could not help it and it felt like love at first sight!

My little adjustments

My little adjustments

14-12-2020

Initially, we were a bit apprehensive about moving to Hyderabad and to Organo, since I have always lived in cantonments, coming from a complete fauji background.

 Building a better future

Building a better future

02-12-2020

Organo Naandi has been featured in a film made for Organo as part of “Building a Better Future", a series of films presented by the World Green Building Council and produced by BBC StoryWorks Commercial Productions

The Organo experience

The Organo experience

13-11-2020

I have never had any previous knowledge about gardening or farming. In fact, I don’t remember growing any plants in my balcony or terrace, in the previous apartment that we lived at.

The Story of Ananthavaram aka Antharam…

The Story of Ananthavaram aka Antharam…

13-11-2020

Locals fondly call the village Antaram. Ananthavaram, as it was known once upon a time, is the history of that particular village.

Rainwater harvesting – Lessons from Naandi

Rainwater harvesting – Lessons from Naandi

13-11-2020

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.

How I Lost The Argument With My Parents!

How I Lost The Argument With My Parents!

13-11-2020

I have never considered this to be a problem because it is not a very insubstantial amount of money as a percentage of what I earn.

My little adjustments

My little adjustments

13-11-2020

Initially, when I moved into Naandi, I thought I would have to make a lot of adjustments, lifestyle-wise.

The idea behind Organo Et School initiative

The idea behind Organo Et School initiative

13-11-2020

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

How do Rurban communities benefit grown-ups?

How do Rurban communities benefit grown-ups?

13-11-2019

Rurban communities put forward infinite chances for people, the adults, to unwind and rejuvenate their mind and body, and introduces them to a slow-paced life outside the concrete piles.

Organo Stories - Reconnecting with our roots for the way forward at Naandi

Organo Stories - Reconnecting with our roots for the way forward at Naandi

22-10-2020

Indrasen Reddy Bollampally is an active Naandian and a fulfilled Organo's eco-habitat resident.

Who we are

Who we are

14-10-2020

Often people mistake Organo as a real estate developer company. But we, at Organo strongly refute that statement as we believe that we are integrators of eco-habitats and not a real estate company.

The Naandian experience

The Naandian experience

14-10-2020

I grew up in Allahabad and the Allahabad of my childhood was a city full of green open spaces. After I moved to Africa, I lived in similar environs amid lush greenery and abundant nature, over the forty or so years that I was abroad. 

Why should we protect our soils?

Why should we protect our soils?

14-10-2020

There is a world that we are oblivious to most of the time, where more life thrives than anywhere else on the planet.

5 easy ways to plan a zero-waste wedding

5 easy ways to plan a zero-waste wedding

14-10-2020

Responsible weddings make them more memorable to you and the environment. The big fat Indian wedding is an overwhelming affair, with the glitziest of decorations and the fanciest of food.

My little adjustment

My little adjustment

14-10-2020

Every day when I go out for my walks, I see snakes and scorpions. There are plenty of other creatures as well.

The intention behind the Rurban Nest project...

The intention behind the Rurban Nest project...

14-10-2020

Organo believes every person on this earth, be it rich or the poor, are basically environmentally conscious in their own way.

What do Rurban communities have in store for the young generation?

What do Rurban communities have in store for the young generation?

14-10-2020

Social isolation and lack of access to nature can be termed as the most unfortunate outcome of modern life, especially for young ones.

Organo Stories - I found new pathways into myself at Naandi

Organo Stories - I found new pathways into myself at Naandi

28-09-2020

Manoj Vaddineni is an active Naandian and a fulfilled Organo's eco-habitat resident.

Nurturing the Young Generation in a Rurban Way

Nurturing the Young Generation in a Rurban Way

15-09-2020

Fast-paced, technology-assisted, rapidly growing urban settings are considered a prospective place to live in this digital era.

My little adjustment

My little adjustment

15-09-2020

Considering the benefits that we enjoy at Naandi, the adjustments that we had to make were hardly any. Before we moved here, we were living in Banjara Hills, which is right in the heart of the city and we had a set lifestyle with our routines and house help.

Bio Fences- to incorporate, not bifurcate

Bio Fences- to incorporate, not bifurcate

15-09-2020

As we, humans, increase our presence and reach, on this planet, human-animal interaction is becoming increasingly restricted to pets and livestock as wild animals, being hostile, pose a threat to our increasingly urban civilisations.

Life at Organo Naandi

Life at Organo Naandi

15-09-2020

I have had quite a modern and upscale life all along. After I was diagnosed with cancer, there was always a deep desire to return to my roots.

Cultivating the budding farmers

Cultivating the budding farmers

15-09-2020

Organo Et School conducted a workshop on “how to grow your own microgreens” with Students of grade 5, Sloka Waldorf School that had 31 students participate in each session

Why Go So Far?

Why Go So Far?

15-09-2020

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?

The Inevitable of Bond of Nature and Children

The Inevitable of Bond of Nature and Children

15-08-2020

Whether you grew up in a village, a suburb, or in a big city, you probably spent a lot of time playing outside, getting dirty, and coming home happy.

A Rural Life Experience at Ulavapadu

A Rural Life Experience at Ulavapadu

15-08-2020

My wife’s native village is a small place called Ulavapadu in Prakasam District of Andhra Pradesh. Although her side of the family has moved to Hyderabad a long time ago, her grandmother from her father’s side still lives there.

The Farmer And His Sons

The Farmer And His Sons

15-08-2020

A rich old farmer, who felt that he had not many more days to live, called his sons to his bedside.

Climate change and water: Wise old ways

Climate change and water: Wise old ways

15-08-2020

Growing water needs of humans led to rapid extraction of surface and groundwater. This put pressure on the traditional systems and they started disappearing.

My little adjustment

My little adjustment

15-08-2020

I moved to Organo Naandi three years ago and love everything about the place. I do not feel very comfortable when I see a snake, though. I have seen a few in the community and that makes me quite uncomfortable. However, I do accept it as part of living with nature.

What’s all the fuss about renewable energy

What’s all the fuss about renewable energy

15-08-2020

Only 33% of the energy that goes into power plants – coal, hydro, geothermal, etc.is converted to a useful form of electricity that is supplied to homes. This means 2/3rd of the entire energy is either lost in the power plants or in transmission. This is in the U.S. In India, I am guessing the statistic is at least as bad and most probably much worse. 

Rurban Nest in progress

Rurban Nest in progress

15-08-2020

Ensuring 100% construction in the community well before the launch of the community is the pivotal aspect of ensuring green living from day one at the Rurban Nest Living community.

Organo Et School in a new format

Organo Et School in a new format

15-08-2020

Planet Earth not only binds us all together but is also the source of our sustenance. If we’re not mindful of our actions, we’re doing ourselves and our future generations great disservice. So, why not start early? Why not inculcate the sense of responsibility towards our surroundings in our young ones?

Life at Naandi

Life at Naandi

15-08-2020

Our discovery of Organo Naandi was rather accidental. We were here for a massage therapy session for me, one weekend. The moment we stepped into Naandi, it was love at first sight.

The Bliss of Nature for the Elderly Community

The Bliss of Nature for the Elderly Community

16-07-2020

Ageing is a natural process where we go through physical, cognitive, social and familial losses and experience disabilities that leads towards assistance for activities of daily living. The physical well-being of older people has always received a lot of emphasis for this very reason.

The Inheritance Value of EcoHabitats

The Inheritance Value of EcoHabitats

15-07-2020

While private properties, lands, titles and rights secure a good foundation for the future generations to prosper, is this enough? In a world that is changing rapidly, is there something else that must be inherited by children to make sure they are happy and content.

My Little Adjustment

My Little Adjustment

16-07-2020

The right time to move from our Gachibowli home in the city was when our son passed out of high school and we were on the lookout for a new property, a few months ago. Unlike the many other cookie-cutter kinds of villa projects in the city that we saw, Organo Naandi appealed to me for the wide-open spaces, great infrastructure, cleaner air amongst a host of other healthy benefits. 

Rain-dependent Eco-Habitats

Rain-dependent Eco-Habitats

15-07-2020

Tiruchengode in Tamil Nadu is called the borewell rig capital of India. With up to 20,000 borewell rigs digging originating from this area and travelling as far as Rajasthan, and digging anywhere between 1000 feet to 1400 feet daily for many months of the year across India, the amount of water being pumped from deep aquifers in the Earth is unimaginable

Collective Living - A Farmer's Story

Collective Living - A Farmer's Story

15-07-2020

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew it. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbours. “How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbours when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” the reporter asked.

Life at Naandi

Life at Naandi

15-07-2020

Our primary motivation to take up a place at Organo Naandi was for the organic farming that it is centered around. As a family, we have always enjoyed the idea of having our own vegetable garden and using our own produce for lunch and dinner.

Reimagining Housing for the New Normal

Reimagining Housing for the New Normal

15-07-2020

What are the three most essential things in real estate? Location, location, location! - a mantra often repeated in the real estate industry. However, Covid-19 has brought focus on the need for us to relook at the mantra.

Want to champion an Eco-Cause? Start with THE community

Want to champion an Eco-Cause? Start with THE community

19-06-2020

We, as a race, are social beings. Regardless of where we live in the world, we feel belonged only when we are a part of society. As such, we all have a responsibility to help others and improve the state of the community and world that we live in. 

Our Future lies in the hands of Eco-Kids

Our Future lies in the hands of Eco-Kids

18-06-2020

With a population that increases every minute, the food supply is hardly sufficient to meet the rising demand. In order to increase the yield to meet the supply, farmers are resorting to using dangerously high amounts of chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Consequently, quantity comes at the cost of quality.

Water Management: Why we do what we do?

Water Management: Why we do what we do?

18-06-2020

The interpretation of the term ‘Water Management’ today is not what it used to be 5 or 10 years ago. Population expansion and rapid urban development increased the demand for water supply which in turn depleted our water resources like never before.

Things you will need to Work-from-Home

Things you will need to Work-from-Home

17-06-2020

With the advent of COVID19, our lifestyles have undergone huge changes. For many of us modern professionals, working from home was a privilege that our respective firms offer once in a while. But with this being our reality now, working from home seems to have a high list of benefits that sway the argument of “Work from Home vs Work from Office” in its favour.

Slow food - The reversal of Fast Food? And its benefits

Slow food - The reversal of Fast Food? And its benefits

17-06-2020

As the word suggests, slow food is in every way opposite to fast food. The slow food movement started in the 1980s in Rome, when a group of protestors gathered outside the newly opened franchise of McDonald’s fast-food restaurant and started chanting the slogans “We don’t want fast food, we want slow food.” Soon, the slow food manifesto was signed to escape from the “tediousness” of fast food and give time to enjoying the richness and aromas of local cuisines.

A Snapshot of Rurban Living or “Rurbanism”

A Snapshot of Rurban Living or “Rurbanism”

17-06-2020

The concept of Rurban Living evolved with the growing need for developing and living in an environment devoid of all the negative aspects of Urban Life

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Articles

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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