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Old 9th November 2009, 22:24   #76
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Awesome photostory - just awesome. Nature at its best...
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Old 9th November 2009, 22:42   #77
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Just reminds me of a song by Dwijendralal Roy...

"Dhono dhanne pushpe bhora
Aamader ei boshundhora
Tahar maajhe aache je ek
Shokol desher shera.
Sheje shopno diye toiri shea desh
Smriti diye ghera
Emon deshti kothao Khuje paabe nako tumi,
Shokol desher raani she je aamaar jonmobhoomi,
she je aamaar jonmobhoomi, shea je aamaar jonmobhoomi"

The song is in Bengali
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Old 9th November 2009, 22:56   #78
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I only understood the last line, "This is our birthplace.."
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Samurai,

Growing up in city i never knew the steps of paddy crop.
Your step by step posts have been very helpful.
On a side note, i came to teambhp several yrs back when u mentioned it in r2iclub site.
have u lately visited r2iclub website, would love to hear of your experiences
after moving to india.

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Hey Rawnak,

Glad to see somebody from the past. I did continue to contribute in r2iforum for 3 years after my return. But I had started to feel increasingly irrelevant there. My thoughts, lifestyle, issues had nothing in common with NRIs anymore. It became difficult to vibe with members for that reason. Then there were members who critiqued everything about how things are done in India, and preached how it should be done. Eventually I realised it is time to move on. It is a great forum, I learned a lot, but the primary purpose of that forum is to help you move out of the demograph that make up that community. So it is difficult to remain there once you succeed in the goal of R2I.

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Samurai,

thanx for quick response. I remember your posts on grooming talent
in your company. last i remember u were in Mysore, have u shifted from
there.
regarding r2iclub i understand, sometimes people there "Baal Ki khaal"
nikaal dete hain just to prove a point and the discussion essence is lost.

Take care
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Thanks, Sankar for bringing up this thread again. Surely there must be more such gems from Samurai and others lost in time.


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Samurai,

thanx for quick response. I remember your posts on grooming talent
in your company. last i remember u were in Mysore, have u shifted from
there.
regarding r2iclub i understand, sometimes people there "Baal Ki khaal"
nikaal dete hain just to prove a point and the discussion essence is lost.

Take care
rawnak
For 2 years, I spent a lot of time on the R2i forum thread before relocating. I lost all interest in it within a few months of returning. All the worries seemed needless and adapting here did not seem so difficult at all.
Life is certainly more challenging, interesting and fun in apana des.
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Old 12th November 2009, 14:01   #83
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mmmmaahhhh!! i can smell the freshness
Yes, me too....

Samurai, my perception of you has changed (for good ) after these pictures!

I can really smell the rice blooms - and the days when I could do this without a second thought seem so far away........

You have made me nostalgic, man!
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Old 12th November 2009, 15:35   #84
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For 2 years, I spent a lot of time on the R2i forum thread before relocating. I lost all interest in it within a few months of returning. All the worries seemed needless and adapting here did not seem so difficult at all.
You too? I was part of that forum for 5 years, until 2007.

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Samurai, my perception of you has changed (for good ) after these pictures!
Ugh, I guess I better not know what the earlier perception was...

The harvesting this time has been badly affected by the cyclone that hit us for the past 3 days. The dry crop ready for harvesting, is now wet crop, damaged.
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Pardon my ignorance, can someone tell me what the R2i forum is all about??
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Pardon my ignorance, can someone tell me what the R2i forum is all about??
It is a forum that helps NRIs relocate back to India. Hence the name R2I. Originally it was a Satyam website, where distinguished returned Indians (RI) like Prof M.Vidyasagar used to contribute too. Since it was un-moderated, eventually trolls took over and quality went down the toilet. Some members got together and re-created the forum on MSN, and it became really popular. After 4 years on MSN, it was relocated to R2IClubForums which is the current home.

I can probably take credit for introducing Team-BHP to R2I forum four years back.
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Ugh, I guess I better not know what the earlier perception was...
Well, the earlier one was good as (or as bad as!) as your profile pic......

Now, added a sensitive mind and soul to the pic!

Yes, I too heard of the news of the flattened crops - and the effect of the cyclone on the roads, too ....... How hard it must be - to see that all the efforts of the last three months washed away just like that?
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Thanks, Sankar for bringing up this thread again. Surely there must be more such gems from Samurai and others lost in time.
Thanks, ever since I moved to coastal area, I have been trying cover this area using my lens. If you liked this thread, you might like the following too:

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...lo-racing.html
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...mes-india.html
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...pictorial.html
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...-art-form.html
https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/trave...ents-home.html

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Well, the earlier one was good as (or as bad as!) as your profile pic...
Unfortunately, martial artists are considered to be insensitive brutes in our country. That image is not entirely misplaced thanks to inconsistent training methods, too much emphasis on violence and almost none on the philosophy. But I have known some really gentle teachers who bring sanity into this chaos.
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Thanks, ever since I moved to coastal area, I have been trying cover this area using my lens.
Unfortunately, martial artists are considered to be insensitive brutes in our country. That image is not entirely misplaced thanks to inconsistent training methods, too much emphasis on violence and almost none on the philosophy. But I have known some really gentle teachers who bring sanity into this chaos.
Wow! That was quite a collection. Loved every one of it - in fact uploaded some pics in one of them, too!

Who said anything about martial arts, anyway? I thought I was referring to cut / thrust / repartees........ (from some of your posts).......he he he

But, Samurai, I am not just writing to praise you .... I can see the sensitive human being from your camera's eye. No wonder you returned to India - no where will see such hard work, peace and joy!! Best of luck - with whatever you are doing
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But, Samurai, I am not just writing to praise you .... I can see the sensitive human being from your camera's eye. No wonder you returned to India - no where will see such hard work, peace and joy!! Best of luck - with whatever you are doing
Thanks Prabhu, that's a nice compliment. Coincidently, I am replying exactly after an year.

The reason I came to update this thread is a sad one. As many of you know monsoon didn't really end this year in this coastal belt, it has continued to pour even after two month into winter season.

While offroaders may be happy about this fact, the people who practice any kind of agriculture have suffered immensely. The harvesting time is usually around mid October, but the harvesting never really happened this year due to continuous rain. The paddy has to be dry for harvesting, but rain never let it go dry. So wet paddy still stands in the field, or in many cases have fallen to the ground. Even in some cases where harvesting was completed, the rain drenched the seeds, making it sprout, hence useless for consumption.

Newly harvested rice should have hit the stores by now, but there is no new rice this time. The old rice is now selling at premium. The rain has also affected the vegetable production, lots of vegetables have become very pricey now.

Didn't have the heart to shoot destroyed paddy fields, therefore no photographs this time.
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