My earliest memories are of a sleepy
village called ‘Karma Bhumee,’
where I used to toil tirelessly under
the amber glow of a kerosene lamp.
This sleepy village to me is just a village
where nothing much usually happens.
There are no riots, no night clubs,
and the village sleeps by nine pm.
The villagers just go about their
There is a chamber for Goddess
Lakshmi in an old temple.
The devotees visit and pray in
their leisure period.
The twisting road of this village is
through a forest, which is a
favorite spot for bird watchers.
The forest is home to an amazing
variety of animals.
We had aimed to create some new
opportunities for our sleepy villagers.
Women are self-sufficient in terms
of money and having a job, as man
influences the environment through
moral qualities of actions.
~ Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar
New Delhi, India