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Feb 13, 2021

"The simple hearth of the small farm is the true center of our universe." --Masanobu Fukuoka

Painting A Protest #standwithfarmers

Since September of last year, hundreds of thousands of farmers across India have been protesting against the introduction of a series of agricultural laws. "Close to where Praveen Kumar is sitting with his crutches on a scooter, a brush in one hand, talking to people around him, is a large canvas -- 18 feet in length -- on which he has painted images from the farmers' protest at Singhu. Praveen has travelled some 300 kilometres to Singhu from Ludhiana, where he is an art teacher and artist. He reached the protest site at the Haryana-Delhi border on January 10, compelled, he says, to make his contribution."

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