A CEO’s successful stint with farming

Shiraz Ansari, who runs an organic store in Technopark, juggles his job in the IT hub and his passion for farming

Harvesting banana, cleaning duck coops, recycling water in fish ponds and applying manure to plantain, lemon and passion fruit vines. That was the itinerary for Shiraz Ansari and his friends last Sunday when they met at Shiraz’s farm at Pangappara. From 10.30 am to 7 pm they toiled hard on the 12-cent plot, taking breaks in between. Things to be done for the coming week and shifts for each of them were also finalised before they dispersed. This is more or less of a routine for Shiraz and his team on Sundays.