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Life at Savista!

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Organic Farming at Savista

At Savista, we are just entering our kharif agricultural season. The Indian kharif agricultural season coincides with the monsoons. It spans the months starting from late June / mid-July when the rains start ( depending on the region concerned), and ends in mid-September when the harvest takes place. The crops sown in this season are […]

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Of Monsoon Rhythms and Golden Orioles

The delayed heavy rains following upon the first pre-monsoon showers that we reported on in our last post did the disappearing trick, and once again the onset of the full-scale monsoon was delayed. Once again, there was a fairly long dry hot spell. Now, at last, the rains look like they might be taking on […]

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The rains have arrived!

We have been having fairly regular thunder showers through the last fortnight and, from the day following the summer solstice, these brief and furious showers have been a daily occurrence. But  it was only late last evening that the rains in their full glory arrived at Savista. It went on to rain steadily and heavily through […]

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Jaipur Flowers: Signs of Early Autumn at Savista

It is nearing the end of September, the time of year when across Europe and north America the palette of foliage colours is dominated by blazing shades of yellow, gold and red. In otherwise tropical India, too, in those parts of the country that turn temperate around this time more of nature’s colours are coming […]

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Peacocks have finally come to live at Savista!

Two peacocks and two or three peahens have finally taken up residence at Savista – making us very happy – after spending two years prospecting the place and using it as a weekend hideaway! (We had reported on these weekend forays last year in our post https://www.savista.com/monsoon-exuberance-brings-peacocks-to-savista/) The pictures here were taken a few weeks […]

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