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This 79-year-old botanist spends her life without electricity

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Dr Hema Sane, a 79-year-old woman based in Pune, does not believe in electronic appliances of even electricity. The reason behind not using electricity is her love for nature and environment. Dr Sane is a PHD holder in botany from Savitribai Phule University and she was even professor at Garware College for years. She lives in a small house in Budhwar Peth area of city. Her house is surrounded with different types of trees and bird nests. Chirping of birds is the natural alarm clock and fresh air surrounds her home. “These birds are my friends whenever I do my housework they come. People often ask me why you don’t sell this house you will get so much money, but I always say, what about these trees and birds. I dont want to go out I want to stay with them,” said Dr Sane.

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