Saturday, 4 May 2013

It is a pleasure to escape the noise and pollution of urban life and listen to birdsong



It is a pleasure to escape the noise and pollution of urban life and listen to birdsong and the calls of children as they wave to your houseboat on their way to school. As evening sets in, young boys often sit at the edges of their homes, fishing for the evening meal. A famous saying goes about the children of Alappuzha: "Children learn to swim before they walk. They learn to row before they bicycle. They learn their first lessons from the school of fish.