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Shashank Gupta

Shashank Gupta

Farmer and authorpriyatalwar.24@gmail.com
The writer was a farmer in 1980s and 1990s in the Terai region after his master’s in horticulture, and the author of ‘Pimp’.

By Shashank Gupta

The damn theft and a bribe

Like fire eats fire, does one crime negate the other? Is dishonesty nothing but business management?

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Shakespeare on the farm

The most villainous character can also be the wisest for he has seen both sides of the coin.

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How to set a farm on fire

Quite like out of a fantasy novel two rival armies fight with the only weapon they have: fire.

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The farmhand who could have made news

The story of a farmhand who could have been making news had he not been in hiding all his life.

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The man who hated farming and cared for people

For those who detest their jobs here may be a strange way of being happy despite the torture.

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Fathers and sons: Who the real masters in agriculture are

A young farmer wants to earn the respect of his father and will go to any extent, including trickery.

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Six ways to get the best sleep

Not in the arms of a lover, your dream-sleep has contenders only on the farm.

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Why sometimes the village doctor must be the witch doctor

What qualified doctors in the village practice can hardly be called medicine, it is more like witchcraft.

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Silence of the jackals: How the darkness quelled the blackness in my loneliness

When you are in your mid-twenties and your loneliness is the deepest of the darkest, you run away from home for a purpose

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The bully from the bridge with the ferocious hiss

In loneliness and solitude on the farm lives a silence that may be peaceful or sinister depending on who you are.

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The buffalo on a bicycle that yielded home-brewed liquor

In the village, there are some professions so strange that you would not believe they are for real.

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Storms and fathers: How the blazing winds are merely a DNA test

Storms can be good fun, but they can sometimes make us behave like characters out of a comic strip.

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A shooting incident on the farm

Here’s what led a young atheist to hold several rounds of prayers to purify his farm.

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Combining at night

Harvesting is a sunny van Gogh painting. Wait till you experience it on a cloudy night.

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The land where they eat mud

A trade route invisible to most, yet thriving even in our times.

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The story of the mad girl from the village who listened to no one

Every village has one. The girl who listens to nobody, but her own heart. Here’s a story of one.

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Cold-blooded encounters: How snakes are more sensible than humans

Every farmer has a snake anecdote. Of one such landowner here are a few true stories with a thoughtful hiss in the tail.

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The bird and the believers: How the curse of the owl fell upon me

An account of what it is to be a lover of wildlife, so close yet so far from nature.

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Why farming is cruel business

A young farmer's very own Kalinga, when he wakes up to a farm strewn with disaster.

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Contempt and compassion: Every village suffers it

The meaning of humanity, or the lack of it, is discovered by living in a village.

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