Video impressions in the Himalayas – life in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand – a region where social engagement can help that much Do you remember the floods? Can you imagine how difficult it is to reach from A to B quickly? How the health system looks? How difficult agriculture can be managed? Where more awareness and education programs of all kind could lead to real change?…

7weeks in India – Meeting the cashew nut maker

Cashew nuts are a popular snack – probably all over the world – and a healthy food source, full of energy, antioxidants and minerals. Have you ever seen where they grow and how the processing from the tree to the final nice eatable nut works? We visit a rural region in the surroundings of  Pondicherry,…

7weeks in India – A travel to the past, a life without mobility

The importance of mobility:  For us in the developped world reaching from A to B is always possible, sometimes it might take some more time, but every village, every place is connected. If  some trains or busses are on strike we get crazy, but ….can you imagine a life without any mobility? A life where…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – a day at TNAU and the milky mushrooms

One of the things that will remain in my mind is the milky mushroom production we have seen during our stay at the Tamil Nadu Agriculture university (TNAU) in Coimbatore. The TNAU focuses on Agricultural Education and Research and supports the State Agricultural Department by delivering research products. When we arrived at the university our…

The coconut tree climber and a curious thing (video)

During our visit to the Tamil Nadu agricultural university (TNAU) we learnt that coconut harvesting can be dangerous. Not just because coconuts can fall on your head… Traditionally, for climbing up and picking the coconuts, people use just ropes and cords. But the TNAU has developped a curious harvesting aid. Related material: Learn more about…

Twoandahalfweeks in India – Thoughts before leaving

Just a few days before leaving Sounds promising, somehow still unrealistic and far away: Going to India. I am sitting at home with a coffee, the newspaper on the table, the family members hurrying from the bathroom to the kitchen, where is the key, Mum, I need to pay a book at school, Mum, I…