We all have travel goals and we all want to travel across the globe, meet new people and experience different things. But what we don't realize is that our own country is a treasure for a traveler's dream. And we usually forget our own country's beauty. India has six different ecological zones; that means so much of flora and fauna, and then we plan our trips out of India every year. How does this make sense?
Read on this inspiring story where an Indian professor, Anoop Kumar spent two years in a village and lived the village life in all its true essence.
Anoop captured the true beauty of the village he lived in. If it were somebody else, the person would have left the village in 2 days. But he stuck around and did something no one else could have done.
This picture is so much more than just the green field and the sun rays falling beautifully. This photo shows the coming together of nature and man.
Anoop depicted beautifully, how farming is the main source of income for this village. With the off seasons and the on seasons, farmers often have to live in a hand to mouth situation but the entire village always sticks together.
The village kids might not have wifi and cool games to play with, but they have one thing we all don't – they enjoy life without a care in the world like jumping in rivers and diving in lakes.
Often you'll find these farmers talking with the ox and cows. For them, they aren't just animals but a very important part of their family.
When the crops are being grown, and there's not much to be done, the bamboo craft is what the farmer and his family resort to. It is not only a source of income but also a source of recreation for them.
Bamboo craft is a family business for them. Since farming is a seasonal business, most of them resort of bamboo craft during times when the off season. The entire family, from the eldest to the youngest are involved in making bamboo baskets and other things. It's like a tradition.
I often wonder why do we rush ourselves around in this busy city life, if something as beautiful and peaceful as this is available to live in?
There definitely are negative aspects of living in a village but the positive definitely outweighs them. And Anoop's photos show us why.
Finding such peaceful walks in the city is a rare occasion. There's so much optimism in the picture that it makes me want to go live in a village.