As part of student education, I accompanied my Master students of Mass Communication, to Byatha village, on the outskirts of Bangalore Urban. Travel about 40-50 km out, and you see the stark contrast between Bangalore and Bangalore urban – no IT city! It is poor, rural Bangalore.
But it is much purer, cleaner, hospitable than Bangalore urban.
Our students are still enjoying the lovely place, ambience, cooking, discussions and debates, and visit to the village.
One of the best was the night trek to the forest – it was almost a meditation! We started our two hour long trek at 11.45pm and passed through leopard dens and grasslands and lay down on the grassland, and gazed at the translucent sky! Not a word spoken on the way! How else could I explain that?