Within a few weeks from my arrival to the university that was to become my home for the past six months, I began to get a handle on it and realize that it is really just a small village populated by the usual things like laborers, goats, cows, fields and temples, only with more scientists. Posted in this new set are my best pictures from within the massive campus grounds featuring stunning images of things you might find there such as seeds, worms and Ethiopians.
My beloved Flickr has just added video functionality so I am posting here the video Naw-Ruz greeting video I was commissioned by the Ottawa holy day celebration master Sherrie Yazdani to make. She asked all Ottawa Baha’is living far and away to send in short greeting videos to be shown all together at the community’s big Naw-Ruz bash. For the cinematography I called in the highly decorated Ph.D of Agronomy and my dear co-worker, Dr. U. K. Shanwad. Continue reading →
In December I spent a day in a town further North in Karnataka that sold its soul to the sugar industry – sort of like how Macau has to gambling or Ottawa to government. One can assume Ugar was chosen for its name’s similarity to the name of the product in question.
I went there to learn about how the factory is earning carbon credits for the green energy generation meeting a portion of its factory’s energy use that is based on sugar cane residues as a biofuel. Click here to see where India’s sugar comes from.