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It’s Harvest Time!  
December 23rd, 2013 by Ganesh H. R.

It’s Harvest Time!

Each year, the months of Nov, Dec and Jan sees the paddy harvest season come alive in Coorg. All the labourers get together, use a ‘kokkekathi’ (a particular type of knife) and wearing a plantation dress code – a full sleeve shirt, an apron and a gunny sack around themselves, begin harvesting the paddy.   Read more

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The Angel’s Trumpet  
November 9th, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

The Angel’s Trumpet

The Datura, a part of Coorg’s abundant flora, adorns its hills and dales. The plant is also known as Angel’s Trumpet and Moonflower. Read more

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Touch-me-not!  
September 27th, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

Touch-me-not!

Mimosa pudica (from Latin: pudica, meaning ‘shy, bashful or shrinking’, also called the touch-me-not), is a creeping annual herb often grown for its curiosity value: the ‘shy’ leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, re-opening only minutes later. Read more

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Vermiculture at Coorg!  
September 22nd, 2012 by Ganesh H. R.

Vermiculture at Coorg!

Vermiculture or vermicomposting is derived from the Latin term ‘vermis’, meaning worms. Vermicomposting is essentially the consumption of organic materials by earthworms and their subsequent excretion of the same. Read more

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Giving Back to Society  
August 26th, 2011 by Ganesh H. R.

Giving Back to Society

Once each year, Orange County Resorts, as part of its Responsible Tourism initiatives, sponsors children’s school uniforms, books, bags and shoes at the nearby Karadigodu school attended by plantation workers’ children.

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