Week 5 Highlight

(>19 yrs age)

Achala Prasad

My friends and I went to Rajasthan in December , 2011 to celebrate new year's.

While travelling from Jaisalmer to Jodhpur  through beautiful roads soaking in the  barren and arid landscape, we crossed tiny hamlets  along the way, in the middle of nowhere, totally cut off from the rest of the world.

We were pleasantly surprised to see peacocks and chinkara, also know as black buck wandering around close to these hamlets and their fields. And the villagers feeding them and letting them feed on their crops without causing them any harm.

On dwelling further , we got to know they were the legendary bishnoi community, known for their compassion and love towards animals and all living beings. The sight of these people, who toil so hard in the harsh sun , without basic amenities, for 2 square meals being so tolerant towards these creatures was an eye opener and a humbling experience.

We spent 9 glorious days in Rajashtan , but this experience was etched in our hearts. It was humanity in the true sense of the word.

For a city dweller like me, so used to all the comforts in life, in a 'dog eat dog' world, where people are only worried about buying a bigger car, a bigger house or the latest  and most expensive phone, this incident changed the way i lived. It made me think more about others  and not just, I , me , myself. And no matter how much you have, its always better to give than take.

These people are most probably not educated, but theirs is a far more advanced civilization.

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Achala Prasad

Born and brought up in Bangalore, I work as a

manager in a software company.

Married with a 1 year/ 3 month old daughter, am enjoying every moment motherhood has to offer, feel truly blessed.

My husband and I love travelling, exploring places

and soaking in new experiences. 

Apart from this, I relish cooking, find it theraupatic, music and dance.

Charity in thy Name

Ten bags of groceries have been distributed on behalf of Pradeepti amongst the migrant workers

stranded in Bangalore due to the COVID-19 lockdown.

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