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A Farmer's Tale

Published November 13th, 2012

India is an agrarian country with mostly 50-60% of the population directly or indirectly dependent on agriculture . Agriculture in India is mostly attributed to the gambling with the monsoons. Government even though provide many subsidies to the farmers , do not often reach to them . Corruptions is at its peak now when we hear one or the large scams . Having said that the monsoons are unpredictable , Govt is slow in implementing many irrigations projects such as joining of the major rivers of India and also improving Rain water harnessing. With so many problems , the farmer take huge loans and resort to suicide when things get out of hand for them .

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Farmers Best Friend

  • Canon 7D
  • 16mm
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Technology

Technology has caught up but not the agricultural policies. At least not to some extent.

  • Canon 7D
  • 85mm
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Raagi - Finger Millet

A farmer adding the millet seeds in a traditionally made sowing equipment.

  • Canon 7D
  • 85mm
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ChitChat

  • Canon 7D
  • 85mm
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Prayer

A farmer praying to the Lord to give a good yield on the crop .

  • Canon 7D
  • 16mm
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The Beginning

Farmer ploughing through the Ragi ( Finger Millet) field .

  • Canon 7D
  • 16mm
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Kissaan

  • Canon 7D
  • 16mm
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Iron Man

  • Canon 7D
  • 85mm

Trishanku

Trishanku is commonly referred to through the phrase "Trishanku's heaven" in ancient Hindu Mythology. The phrase describes a middleground or a compromise between ones goals or desires and one's current state or possessions.( Source : Wiki )

Our farmers are almost in a similar situation : stuck in between the corrupt politicians and the mercy of rain gods

  • August 12th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 7D
  • 12mm / f/9 / 1/160 sec

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