CITY LIFE VERSUS VILLAGE LIFE
Life is dull and drab in an Indian village there are no sources of recreation no cinema halls, no places of picnic, no gardens and no parks no roads or lawns for jogging, no play grounds for cricket, that is what a modern well to do man in a city thinks. Even if childhood is spent in a village he won’t like to go back after his studies. A man in the city hardly thinks that a villager lives in natural surroundings. Fresh air is his life live, green fields are his park and garden. Every day for him is a day of picnic when his better half brings food for him in the field. When they sit on the boundary and enjoy the food together. When they come home in the evening the children will surround them and give them heavenly joy. Even the cow would welcome them.
The houses made of earthen unbaked bricks are cool during summers and quite warm during winter. They are airy too. During winter nights they will have a fire outside the house and enjoy the company of their neighbours sitting around the fire. Cooperation and cordial feelings for all is a key note of rural life there may be differences of opinion or other problem. They seldom go to courts. These are solved and settled by the elderly people who serve as Panch. The elderly people are respected in village.
In cities, of course, there are many facilities that the urban population takes advantage of. There are good pucca roads, good means of communication and transport good markets to have anything. The facility of phone and computerized facilities are available. There are good houses with cooling facilities in summer and heating systems in winter. But most of these facilities are enjoyed by well to do and upper middle class people. The lower middle class people stay in far off areas away from their place of work. They, if can afford depend on two wheelers. Others have to find a bus. Busses and local trains are overloaded during busy hours.
Life in a city is totally objective. People do not know even their neighbours. Since there are no sources of employment in villages many rural people migrate to cities. There are jungles of slums in cities side by side the palacious multistoried buildings. These slums are centers of all nefarious (evil) activities including flesh trade. Exploitation of women and children is common in these slums. They work as venom (poison) in the cities.
Of late the rural life too has become vicious in certain states. The most affected is Bihar. In the rural areas Marxists have entered with different names. They work among lower communities. On the other hand the Bhumihars and Thakurs have their Runvir Sena. Although both the organization is disbanded their activities go on resulting in blood baths. The second state affected by it is Jharkhand which was formerly apart of Bihar. The other area is Bastar district of Chhattisgarh which is surrounded by Andhra Pradesh from three sides. The Marxists create problems both in Bastar and the adjoining areas of Andhra Pradesh.
Both rural and urban areas have lost their cultural moorings. They are gradually being dominated by political mafia nexus The money sanctioned for rural upliftment does not reach where it is needed. Corruption is rife in every nook and corner of cities.