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I was in Ajmer last month, and got an opportunity to spend some time in a few villages there. Gudi was one such village.
In Gudi, the villagers were seen working hard, whether it was with their agricultural jobs, or taking care of their simple homes and families. Others looked busy either milking a cow or tending to their fruits and vegetables garden.
At the sight of freshly picked vegetables (perhaps botanically, fruits) I was tempted to taste the stuff.
When told that it needed to be cooked, I grabbed the opportunity to cook it in an open air fire-place situated at the edge of a vegetable patch. The vegetable dish was bitter, but fresh, and I did end up eating quite a bit of it.
All along, there was a cute little fellow looking down at us from a nearby tree.
lassi (yoghurt) and dal baati (lentil soup with steamed balls of cereal) along with generous servings of ghee.
The residents of Gudi looked self-sufficient, and it made me feel their peaceful life in the village made them content, and healthy in mind and body. Look at the serenity on the face of this woman, who has quite a few grandchildren living with her!
It was good interacting with the village folks. Their simplicity and warm hospitality is a typical characteristic of rural values. It made me wonder if it is a good idea for us to switch to a simpler urban life. What do you think?