Fields of Gold

sarson fields

This was along a stretch from Hajipur to Talwara, the hinterland of Punjab. Mustard, which is commonly known as sarson is an interesting crop. It holds a unique place in the culture of Punjab. The sarson-ka saag is a unique dish part of the local food. The sarson-ke-khet ( mustard fields) are  a clique and romantic metaphor being depicted too often in Indian movies.

feb_013_1 This is maize or Makki as it is called. It is the bread with which the sarson-ka-saag is ingested. This combination along with white butter, is supposed to give a lot of strength to work on the fields. The Indian coins also depict a symbol of this crop.


Here a kingfisher is enjoying the seanic environment on a sunny day, today.