‘A farmer who gets two square meals in a day would never commit suicide’

The Marathwada and Vidharbha regions have been facing recurring droughts, which have been causing irreparable financial losses in the agricultural sector for the past five years or so. It has eventually even led to young farmers taking the drastic step of committing suicide. But even though droughts have been a recurring problem for years, they […]

‘I won’t be surprised if my father commits suicide tonight!’

A heart-rending revelation of the severe drought situation that occurs in a  few parts of Maharashtra, forcing a spate of farmer suicides. Here is a true story that gives grim details of my own father, a small-time farmer from Parbhani district, who is presently involved in a life-and-death battle as he and a whole lot of […]