65 year old Parameshwar takes care of his 17 acre land near Saundatti in Belgaum district. He used to grow jowar, maize, grams and groundnut – the most widely grown crops in several parts of North Karnataka in India. Continue reading
“People are desperate and if this ensures food and money to them, so be it. There is no other way of getting it to them, even if there is corruption,” said a prominent minister of the BJP government. Little does it help drought-hit farmers when they are assured of food with corruption. Thus begins the story of Karnataka’s drought.
A photo-essay on people and place where the Indian national flag is made. Published in The New York Times.