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Favourite Podcasts September 2020

My favourite podcasts episodes this month talk about Human grit, difficulty of recycling plastics, social movements, a dying religion, the dismal state of Indian Economy/Politics/Media and a killer fungus which has evolved due to climate change.
The Guardian's Audio Long ReadsAmerica's 'untouchables': the silent power of the caste system
4 Sep 2020  (listen | read)Decolonising dermatology: why black and brown skin need better treatment
31 Aug 2020 (listen | read)The business of kidnapping: inside the secret world of hostage negotiation
28 Aug 2020 (listen | read)The last of the Zoroastrians
24 Aug 2020 (listen | read)The evolution of Extinction Rebellion
21 Aug 2020 (listen | read)NPR Planet MoneyWaste Land
Recycling plastic has never worked very well. So who convinced us this was a good idea?
11 Sep 2020 (listen)Econ Central - Amit Varma and Vivek KaulEpisode 13: Everyone Has Lost It!
Our media, our society and our politics have all gone nuts. Amit Varma and Vivek Kaul examine…

Growing Mustard Micro-greens Indoors - Light vs. No Light

We recently got some nice grow lights. To measure the effectiveness of these lights, we decided to do simple experiment. We grew some mustard microgreens in the shade and some under these lights. The results, although obvious, were nevertheless fascinating.

Gardening Exp #001Title: Growing Mustard Micro-greens Indoors - Light vs. No Light Aim: To observe the different in growth between two samples of mustard micro-greens grown indoors - one with overhead LED grow light and one without. Expectation: The ones with LED Grow light turned on will fare better - how better and in what way is to be seen SetupLocation: Wakad, Pune, IndiaSeeds: Locally available Black Mustard Seeds ( राई )Sowing Date: 2020-06-07 1730 +0530 IST, SundayHarvest Date: 2020-06-13 2030 +0530 IST, Saturday (6 days later) Season: Beginning of monsoonWeather: In the evening at around 1900 hrs, the temperature used to be around 28 °C and Humidity at 70% Number of seeds: 1 Teaspoon full in each plan…