November 29, 2010

November 25, 2010

In The Field

Thanks to Kala and many others for suggesting a title for this image.

Above is a photo of women working in paddy field, sight like this is common throught India.  India has the largest paddy output in the world and also the second largest exporter of rice in the world.  Paddy is cultivated at least twice a year in most parts of India and paddy cultivation plays a major role in social and cultural life of rural India. Many festivals such as Onam in Kerala, Bihu in Assam, Sankranthi in Andhra Pradesh Thai Pongal In Tamil Nadu, Makara Sankranthi in Karnataka, Nabanna in West Bengal celebrates harvest of Paddy.

November 20, 2010