Busting the urban myth of the engineer-turned-farmer

Every once in a while, some of us are overcome with a compelling need for change. Perhaps this is because of our mundane work or some significant shift in our lives. Or maybe because of the well-worn routines our lives have settled into. As we start figuring out what this change could be, we are often drawn towards the idea of a simpler existence. It makes us crave a (non-virtual) space where we can reinvent ourselves.

As we look out for our true (or new) calling, one idea that appeals to us more strongly than others is the urge to …


Karan Manral

Karan Manral is a co-founder of organic farming ventures Green Essentials and New Farmer. After dabbling with technology media, communication and marketing, and some kitchen gardening simultaneously, he (and his partner Yogita Mehra) took the plunge into organic farming full time a decade ago and has since been trying to make growing food more accessible for novice urban farmers.