I had written spending a day with an IT FARMER ‘Venky Talla” who is on a mission to create a greener planet. This Saturday, I had spent both day and night with him, along with my college buddies (Venky, Dayakar, Dakshnina Murty, Srinivas, Narsanna, and Anil) from JNTU at Green Acres farm outside Hyderabad. It was an amazing experience to spend time with buddies who I known them for precisely 10,000 days, and get back to the roots. As soon as we entered the farm, we experienced a power outage which actually compelled us to get back to the roots.
We cooked food (though we could have driven few miles to the city) using Gas (generated using gober gas plant based on manure from the farm), lit the old fashioned camp fire (collecting dry figs on our own), had mid night chai, slept under the stars and had perfect view of saturn, mars, venus and plethora of stars, woke up to old fashioned alarm sounds by farm life, took the walk around the farm in the morning to learn how Venky spent his 700 weekends so far, to create one of the lonely green patches in the vicinity though entire region is supposed to be arid, whipped fresh omelettes using ingredients from the farm.
Read up my old blog on Venky’s story and mission. Browse the current blog to see the visuals, listen to the folk songs sang by Narsanna, and get to know our own Sreemanthudu. Story continue to evolve.
My attempted to plan to do star trail photography has failed, due to power shutdown, and I haven’t had a chance to fully explore the concept on youtube and learn various camera settings. I am sure to come back to the firm one of the upcoming new moon days and try the star trail photography
Narsanna seranading folk song ‘Yellanna”. Click the below PLAY button.
Candle Light Cooking Video
Another song from our buddy Narsanna.
Narsanna serenading this time with popular song ‘Kodi Paye Lachhammadhi”. Click the below PLAY button
Another song, again by Narsanna.
Another camp fire song by Narsanna amidst candle light under the stars
Video clip sent by Praveen singing the custom tune while driving in Long Island (NY) and sent it to us on WhatsApp, and joined the camp fire remotely