Agrarian crisis

It’s raining sand in Rayalaseema

It’s a classic Indian cinema fight-in-the-desert scene. Against the background of dunes and depressions with a tiny sprinkling of scrub vegetation, the hero rises from the burning sands of a barren wasteland to beat the […]

Agrarian crisis

The Bank that went under- almost

Chaotic, messed up, bewildering – all sorts of things lie drying out on the banks of the Kuppapuram lake. Even banks. The Kuttamangalam Service Cooperative Bank, standing barely 8-10 feet from the lake, is still […]

Reports/Writing

Ganpati Yadav’s gripping life cycle

We were late.  “Ganpati Bala Yadav has already come across from his village twice, looking for you,” said Sampat More, our journalist friend in Shirgaon. “He returned both times to his own village in Ramapur. […]