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Old 16th November 2010, 15:50   #91
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I am awestruck by your memory! How did you manage to come back exactly an year after the last post by vrprabhu? Did you keep notes/remainder or was it sheer coincidence? I ask as I have a real bad memory and I am trying to nurture my grey matter to be like yours

On a serious note, the extended monsoons have destroyed most of the paddy fields here in AP too. Quite a sad state of affairs this time around. I wonder if this is the real face of global warming..Every other year, there is a famine or more than require rain.

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Old 16th November 2010, 16:07   #92
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I am awestruck by your memory! How did you manage to come back exactly an year after the last post by vrprabhu? Did you keep notes/remainder or was it sheer coincidence?
I have mentioned that it was a co-incidence. I am not mad to keep notes on when I updated a thread.
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Old 16th November 2010, 16:49   #93
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These unseasonal rains have damaged most of the standing crops. It has been a very bad monsoon for most of us. First, it was the late monsoon and now it is the 'never ending' monsoon. The whole agricultural process in India is based on the seasons and if one season overlaps the other, it is very damaging. Although it is dependent on rains, it has now received more than enough and I hope it subsides soon.
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+1 for the above three comments. Seasons are definitely changing. Temperatures in the summer is unbearable
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Come across this very refreshingly different thread. The green standing paddy saplings are a sight on its own. For many like us city blokes, its a real treat for our eyes and a very soothing sight indeed.

Many times have stopped on the way side between Mandya and Mysore on the BM highway to stare and take in the lush greenery of the paddy fields
Looks like the rains are playing hide and seek this year around. Not sure of the costal belt though, heard somewhere that the rains are ok there.

Praying rain Gods so that we are fed to live to see nature's beauty such as this!
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Well, it is raining very well here. Even 10% of this rain can flood Bangalore roads thoroughly.
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This is a nice thread. I too am from Udupi but unfortunately have been a non resident all my life. Your photos do bring back lovely memories of the time when I used to visit my home town every summer vacation.
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It is finally harvest time...

Paddy Field looks like this before harvesting...



A young rice stalk



A mature rice stalk



A harvested rice stalk (1:1 macro)


Closeup of a rice grain before dehusking.


More photos will follow once I post-process more, this time everything is shot in raw. But my photoshop skills are also raw, so don't expect anything great.
It just touched the heart.. pure and raw form of rice.. hmm smelling it divine. gr8 work Samurai..
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It just touched the heart.. pure and raw form of rice.. hmm smelling it divine. gr8 work Samurai..

Those are some amazing close up pics of the humble paddy stalk. A true tribute to the wonderful nature and all that effort that goes into it to get it to our plate.

A little off topic but it pains when people waste a lot of food while eating after all that hard work behind it. If one is not eating that much then better not have it on the plate. Just my thoughts.
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Default Re: Nutty Story - Is it still manual in Karnataka?

I just happened to see this wonderful thread, though I understand that it was more than 5 years old.

It reminded me of all that scenes I used to watche while walking to school during my child hood. I was brought up in Kerala. I came to know that manual tilling is almost non existent in Kerala (at least in the district that I am familiar with). Also, I am told that the harvesting is also mostly mechanised.

What about Karnataka?

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