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''If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer'' - H D Thoreau in '''Walden'''

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[Short circuiting the food chain!|OB001] 

[A plan for the Tanjore Rice farmer |OB002]

[A plan for the Tanjore Rice farmer - (updated with real life data)|OB003]

[Results of Samba Rice Cultivation(2006-2007)|OB004]

[Results of Samba Rice Cultivation(2007-2008) |OB005]

[Experiments in Vermicomposting |OB006]

[Results of Kuruvai Trial in May - Aug 2008 |OB007]

[Results of Samba Cultivation 2008-2009|OB008]

[Where we live and what we live for|OB009] 

[General Info |OB010]

[Organic farming vs Inorganic farming |OB011]

[What is the source of your courage? |OB012]

[Some thoughts on opting out|OB012a]

[GM and farmers |OB013]

[Village seed banks |OB014]

[Community Work|OB015]

[Some thoughts on non-chemical farming|OB016]

[Freedom for the Indian Farmer |OB017]

[Why we do not need GM seeds? |OB018]

[Role of the City-zen |OB019]

[Risk Management and Farmers' suicides|OB020]

[Relevance of Local Economies | OB021]

[Market Freedom | OB022]

[Robin's Song | OB023] 
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''If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer'' - H D Thoreau in '''Walden'''




!!experiments and experiences in rice farming

From 2003 to about 2009 I quit my corporate job as a software project manager in Chennai and moved with my family to Sirkali, a small town in the Cauvery delta region Tamil Nadu, bought a farm of 2 acres, tried to become a farmer. I have not been successful in making a living as a farmer but during that time I tried to log my various notes into a blog of sorts.

In a very short span of 10 years I have seen our village collapse from a very self-reliant and vibrant local economy to one that is very dependent on industrial agriculture now.


I tried to form a community [Return to Nature|OB00A1] and move to a farm, but in spite of an enormous number of people that visited us, no one really took the final step.

I am currently making my living as a Linux sysadmin and webhost, which is earning me good money, but for the past 4 years I have not been doing any farming. However, I have a 3 acre farm and I plan to return to some active farming from Jan 2014.

Although my original aim in choosing farming was to try and grow our food and lead a life close to nature, after seeing many farmers at close quarters, I also have a serious urge to do something against the exploitation of our farmers and villages by corporates and governments. 

Here is the old blog for those faithfuls!






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