Bread or Single malt


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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 46mm, 1/640 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100

Photographs taken April 05, 2013

BREAD OR SINGLE MALT:

I just returned from countryside where I was able to witness the golden harvest of ‘Rabi crops’, primarily wheat & barley. I did silently wonder how many of them would end up as bread and how many as single-malt 😉

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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 85mm, 1/400 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100

Rabi crops or Rabi harvest(Hindi: रबी, Urdu: رَبِیع, Punjabi: ਰੱਬੀ) refers to agricultural crops sown in winter and harvested in the summer season. The term is derived from the Arabic word for “spring“, which is used in the Indian subcontinent. The Rabi crop is the spring harvest (also known as the “winter crop”) in Indian subcontinent.

The term Rabi means “spring” in Arabic, and the rabi crops are grown between the months mid November to April.

The water that has percolated in the ground during the rains is main source of water for these crops. Rabi crops require irrigation. These crops are taken after the departure of monsoon rains. The seeds are sown after the rains have gone and harvesting begins in April/May.

Examples of Rabi Crops: Wheat Gram Pea Mustard Linseed Barley Peas

[Italicised data source – Wikipedia]

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EXIF: Canon EOS 60D, Lens: EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, Focal length: 24mm, 1/500 sec, f/4.0, ISO 100

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