December 3rd 2010: “Punjab Agricultural University will become irrelevant, if it continues its Anti-Farmer, Anti-Nature and Pro-Monsanto agendas”

We were on the other side of the highway from Gate 2 of Punjab Agriculture University – a motley crowd of around 250 persons, including some ex-employees of PAU, a few scientists of PAU, famous singers like Manmohan Waris, Dr Inderjit Kaur of Pingalwara Society, Prof Jagmohan Singh (grand nephew of Bhagat Singh), Sant Sukhjit Singh Seechewal, Dr Arun Mittra of Doctors for Peace & Development, Umendra Dutt of Kheti Virasat Mission, senior media representatives etc. More...


We woke up in the Gurudwara that we spent a comfortable night in, in Ponta Sahib, with the Sun rising over the still Yamuna waters streaming down the river bed. The Gurudwara people were very warm and hospitable to us, reflecting a general Punjabi culture. It was probably one of the most comfortable nights in a long time. It was not just the dinner the earlier night that was sumptuous and delicious but also the breakfast this morning – gajar ka halwa served in the morning! More...

November 28th 2010: In Moradabad – Our last day in Uttar Pradesh

Because of some serious miscommunication problems, the last day of the Kisan Swaraj Yatra in Uttar Pradesh was a washout. For one thing, the team that had set off in Lucknow at 4 pm on the 27th was able to come into Moradabad only at 10 am even though the distance was just 350 kms. There were huge traffic jams created at railway crossings and there were several such crossings! At each such closed railway gate, it took hours to come out of the jam, only to be stuck at the next one. By the time 4 am arrived and close enough to the destination, it was dense fog that began slowing down progress. More...

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