<28 May> - The day was mostly spent in travelling with the evening invested in experiments with the chula and different types of woods to determine the characteristics of the woods predominantly used in the area (bawar, kapas, ardusa, neem and peepal) and the differenc...

The day was planned for a field visit to Surendranagar.

The day started at 4:30 AM. We left by bus to Ahmedabad at 6. A train ride to Surendranagar from Ahemdabad. The a bus ride followed to Sayla. We reached Sayla by 1:30 PM. Had lunch and rested till 4PM.

The restaura...

<23 May> - The day was spent in arranging materials for the fabrication of the chula and a visit to Ahmedabad to attend an interaction with Dr. K C Malhotra. 

<24 May> - The chulha fabricated on 23 May was done using 'Maeda' Soil as base and husk as binder. But due to p...

Day 4 was a field visit to Amrapur where we met a number of families and focused mainly on the affinity of people towards their preferred choice of stove (gas based, traditional wood/cow-dung/coal based chula, kerosene stove or induction stove).

1. Shilpha Ben (wife of...