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Past life

Hamsa V. and Nithin Sagi, both 33, are part of the tribe of working professionals who broke away from their information technology software jobs to follow their dream. Hamsa quit in 2009, seven years after she started working, and travelled around India. Sagi worked for seven months, in 2003, before he took up his hobby, photography, and turned it into a profession. Most of his assignments centred around food; he worked for Food Lovers and BBC Good Food, among other magazines. He also did commercial food shoots for five-star hotels.

The duo, who met while they were working for Bangalore-based software firm Infosys, had a “passion about growing something and staying away from the city and its crowd", says Hamsa. Sagi’s family owns farm land on the outskirts of the city, but Hamsa and he decided to make his Hebbal home in Bangalore their turf, quite literally.

Eureka moment

Hamsa V. and Nithin Sagi with their micro greens in Bangalore. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
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Hamsa V. and Nithin Sagi with their micro greens in Bangalore. Photo: Aniruddha Chowdhury/Mint
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