“I share a special bond with my grandchildren and they always encourage me to stay active even at this age.
I was born and brought up in the Karimnagar district and after my marriage, I moved to Nagapuram. We were a happy family. Both my children moved to different cities after their marriages as they wanted all the facilities a city had to offer but I always wanted them to be aware of my humble village beginnings, so during every vacation, they’d come back here along with my grandchildren and spend some time with me.
They all love the village food indeed. I would cook Jonna rotti (jawar roti), and rice, along with Gutti Vankay Curry, Sarva Pindi, and Madila laddu. We would all sit under a big mango tree, eat and enjoy our gathering and talk about everything in life. I try to teach them all the things I know about village life and in turn, they teach me all about city life. So basically we get to know the best of both worlds.
I believe progress is essential in today’s era but it’s also important to stay connected to our roots – and I’m proud to say that we’re doing just that!”