Tilling and growing food can be spiritually uplifting

Pune-based Amrita Chaudhury, 44, of Offerings Farms left a steady job in the information technology industry in the US to start cultivating organic produce in India in 2008.

Today, the farm, spread over 16 acres in Somurdi village, around 45km from Pune, supplies 20 customers in Pune, Goa, Mumbai and Gurugram—including restaurants and retailers such as Godrej Nature’s Basket, Gourmet Delight, and Zama Organics.