Moong over Microchips

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Moong over Microchips

Adventures of a Techie-Turned-Farmer

Venkat Iyer


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Venkat Iyer was living a fast-paced life in the IT world in Mumbai when he decided to stop and take a long, hard look at where he was headed. Disheartened by his stressful existence in the city, he decided to give it all up and take up organic farming in a small village near Mumbai. But it wasn't easy. With no experience in agriculture, his journey was fraught with uncertainty. He soon went from negotiating tough clients, strict deadlines and traffic to looking forward to his first bumper crop of moong. As he battled erratic weather conditions and stubborn farm animals, he discovered a world with fresh air and organic food, one where he could lead a more wholesome existence. At times hilarious, and other times profound, this book follows his extraordinary story.


Venkat Iyer:
Born in 1966, Venkateshwaran (Venkat) Iyer is a science graduate and acertified project management professional. He last worked with IBM in Mumbai asa project manager for software implementation. After seventeen years in the ITindustry, he quit in 2003 to live on his organic farm in Peth village in Dahanutaluk, Palghar district, Maharashtra. This is his first book.

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