Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Twenty year's back, the greatest gift I could give to someone in my village would be an imported lantern. Back then, there was no electricity and the nearest town was 40 km away and the road connecting to it was 10 km away. Today, my village has Sun Direct, mobile phone services and a road connecting nearby villages and towns. The greatest gift I can think of is a wedding invitation, giving a chance for the people to meet one another. Development as the government measures it, did happen but society lost a bit of its innocence along the way. I am not sure if any amount of economic options and opportunities could offset the shared lifestyle of old times.