“Be a gentle friend to nature and it will give you back beauty, cool and fragrant shade, and many birds, singing”

My love for nature and the outdoors stems from my army background. After a glorious innings in the Services I felt I must involve myself with an activity that will keep me happily busy. So the job offers from the corporate world did not quite appeal to my instincts. It all happened when I made a chance visit to a friend’s farm who was growing flowers like roses, gerbera, chrysanthemum and the likes. The riot of color of thousands of flowers was almost intoxicating and inspired me to set up my own little farm right in a rustic village area.

My reinvention from an Army Career to Farming (Jai Jawan Jai Kissan)

Me as young officer being introduced

Me as young officer being introduced

Me as a farmer

Me as a farmer

Visits to the proposed farm-site everyday in good and bad weather and driving through rough village tracks soon became a routine. Problems and hitches cropped regulary and resolving them with cooperation from the village folks made every exciting. I learned a great lesson – rural solutions to seemingly complex problems always emerge from simple local improvisations and with the least cost. In management jargon termed – Jugaad!

The primary focus of my blog is therefore farming – organic farming.  And my love for the nature and desire to learn more in this field inspires me to expand the blog scope to environmental, ecology and inspirational rural enterprise issues.

We all know that ‘variety is the spice of life’. As such some random thoughts as they occur are added!

I would love to have your views. Cheers 🙂

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8 responses »

  1. Hello Sir,
    I am very happy & inspired with your direct connect to nature. Its good to serve the nature and earth that is a very important way to cope up with climate change and global warming. As someone says that we should show our honour/respect to NATURE and EARTH at first early in the morning and at last time during sleeping. Because of the burden on earth and nature – we must not should forget the importance of these two element. Ref this blog sir your contribution is so welcome. I will be happy and grateful if you can give me some time with u in your farm.
    your`s Truly
    Np.Gandhi,psbm,pune

  2. Dilip says:

    Thanks Nayan,

    I appreciate your concern for nature. It inspires me that young people like you know it’s importance.

    Keep visiting and writing,

    Regards,

    Dilip

  3. Rahul Brar says:

    Hello Sir,
    The transition of a soldier to farmer is really a great message for all.A message to learn the various ways to serve your country and society.You are a source of encouragement to young people who are always confused and uncertain about their future and career. Everybody who come across your blog will learn something from you either in the form of methods of scientific agriculture or as an example to keep the desires burning and do something new, something unique and be identified among masses for something really great .

    • dilipnaidu says:

      Hi Rahul,

      I am touched by the sentiments so kindly expressed by you. You seem to be a fine young man yourself and I am honored to have you visit and appreciate.

      Please do keep in touch,

      With kind regards & cheers,

      Dilip

  4. I am very pleased to see the details about your organic farms. I would be very happy to make a visit there with your kind approval. Can I have the address please ?
    Ajit N. Lilani

    • Dilip says:

      Hi there friend .. thanks for dropping by. I am afraid presently the farm soil is being rested. As this my farm area is modest the soil needs rejuvenation periodically every 2 year. Once we restart operations will let you know by email.

      Thanks and kind regards,

      Cheers

  5. Bindu says:

    You should start some farm tourism for your readers. I would love to be there. Looking for a farm to visit during my next trip. Want to let my kids experience nature. Sad that your place is far away from ours.

    • Dilip says:

      Hi Bindu its gracious of you to say so.

      It would be lovely to have your kids visit this rustic little farm right in the middle of no-where 🙂 I set up the farm as a mean to change my personality from a Army officer (on retirement) to being a simple farmer. And the love and affection I received from the villagers was awesome thus proving that there is a lot of goodness in our rural folk.

      Thank you for the visit. Good wishes coming your way 🙂

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