I went to my native place this weekend!! And it was totally awesome except for the heat waves and scorching sun. Its SUMMER dear!!! What else do you expect!!! Thats what I kept telling myself.
The saddest thing to observe during this summer was that Godavari river is completely dried up. Its one of the prominent river in South India. All those years when I went to my native place for summer holidays I observed that Godavari river was never dried up to this extent. Somehow it was heart rendering to see such a massive river drying up. I guess its because of the Maharashtra Government, who build huge projects over the river in their state and making Andhra dry!!! Well I am not here to talk politics and stuff... just telling that our river goddess is dying and it badly needs monsoons and floods to recover itself :)
I know its a selfish thought!!! I cant help it...
While coming back from Nizamabad, I took the Vizag train which usually starts in the evening. I must say its a pleasant journey watching small villages, jungle and NH7. Everytime I look through the windows desperately trying to find out some wild animals or rare birds. Its the PEACOCKS that appear all the time :)
They are usually out in the evenings to graze in the fields and watching them through moving train is amazing!!! They gather near some water bodies to quench their thirst. I saw about 25 peacocks through my 2 hour journey. And guess what... I was relieved at such a sight... People dont kill them for their feathers anymore. They are not extinct and are happily living. I wish its the same with all other living beings as well...
My chacha was telling that there are some wild boars near our village as well and usually visit our farms in the night. They come searching for food and occasionally destroy crops. I have never seen them though and considered as dangerous. People hunt them for their meat and consider it healthy.
Well...thats how my weekend ended!!! No complaints apart from the scorching sun :P