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Life at Urbania A Guide to Living at Thane’s Green Community

Author Name: Giridhar Pai | Format: Paperback | Genre : Home & Garden | Other Details

Would you like to know all the trees at the Urban Farming Zone? Or read about residents who recycle plastic, conserve water, and grow their own vegetables? And also learn about the different species of birds at Urbania?

This book answers all the above questions and more on living in Urbania. Researched over four years, the book is a kaleidoscope to life at Urbania and a handy guide to those relocating to the township.

Long-time residents of Urbania, too, will find it useful as a source of information available nowhere else.

Subscribers of the online publication, Times of Urbania, have been reading the contents of this book over one year. Times of Urbania, a weekly newsletter, first carried the chapters of the book.

This book has been compiled through primary research during site visits to the places described and has information on commuting, shopping, eating out, and recreation. A reader who goes through the book would have saved hours needed to research the contents of the book.

A list of places described in the book is accessible on Google Maps, helping the reader easily access each of the sites mentioned in the book.

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Giridhar Pai

Giridhar Pai is a senior management professional currently advising a company and also guiding the Indian pest control industry. He studied Forestry and Horticulture at university, after which he started his career as a Food Safety Manager. He has spent most of his career in services, heading businesses for two-thirds of his twenty-year stint in the pest control industry.

Starting with online reviews, he has been writing for twenty years and initially used to share his content among family, friends, and acquaintances. He has been publishing on the professional networking site, LinkedIn, for the past five years, and is a leading Indian contributor on the site. He started publishing two online newsletters in 2019. The first, Times of Urbania, is a weekly community newsletter, which has now been compiled into the book, Life at Urbania. The second, PCO Mentor, is a weekly publication to assist pest control professionals across India.

Giridhar Pai’s forte is to find out and highlight matters that are not yet published. In his quest, he writes on a range of subjects including travel, religion, health, food, agriculture, ecology, management, and more.

He is an environmentalist, gardener, photographer, and traveler.

He lives at Thane with his wife and son.



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