The gentle west wind hums/ As it blows in from the lake/ Over the fields and swaying palms/ The soul songs of the waves.
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Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Chakram: The wheel that turned agricultural fortunes
This photo from Olavipe brings a rush of memories to my mind. In the good old days when paddy cultivation was a way of life, this was the time to sow seeds in our area. TheChakramwas the critical equipment to control water levels on which the success of the crop depended.
I request you to read Morning After the Storm - Part 1., the Unison-British Council Prize-winning Short Story which covers the changes in Kerala’s agrarian scene during the last seven decades.
Photo by Rejo. Copyright reserved. Click to enlarge.