Quote: The sun does not forget a village just because it is small.
Author: African Proverb
Photographer: Dheepak Ra
Some of my best summer vacations as a kid were spent in the country side - a welcome break from the city life - chirping of the birds to wake you up, neem stick for tooth brush, 3 hours of swimming in the huge village wells followed by "ice-biryani", to enjoy the cool breeze in the afternoon - enticing one to surrender to sleep under the shades of a Tamarind tree, to walk in the wet semi-solid rice-fields, to ride on bullock cart, to laze around in the river banks, fresh milk from cowshed.....
Despite the years rolling by, Periyappa (dad's brother), those moments which we shared together will always be evergreen.
This snap was taken last week, a few hours after I lighted his funeral pyre..........