Shashank Gupta
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English   |   Bangla
The Other Side Of Farming

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

VARIETY

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Combining at night

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

VOICES

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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.

VARIETY

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The land where they eat mud

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

LIFE

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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.

VOICES

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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.

LIFE

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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.

VOICES

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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.