Trip to Bhuj- Gujarat

The city is so small but still buzzing. There is only one flight to Bhuj by Air India which is never on time. Two hours of delay both ways is normal. I was expecting to see some authentic traditional houses on the way to our kul devi temple but it seems people across the country are losing the touch with traditions and have embraced highly toxic so-called modern lifestyle.

The plastic garbage is ruining the country and the countryside. It’s consumed by the cows on the roads and than we drink that milk and expect to be healthy.

The temple was located in the remote area 3 hours from Bhuj airport. Though it was jungle me Mangal. We stayed in the hotel Regenta which is 3 km from the airport. It is built on the hill top with a beautiful sight of the city.

The funniest part is, I noticed old fashioned sofa made of wood, a washbasin made on a silai machine, an autorickshaw – old-styled chakra and a ship. The culture which we want to desperately leave behind, we are ok to embrace it as a fashion statement. We want to display it as home decor in modern houses. But we don’t want to go back to that healthy lifestyle and more so we just keep abusing the old traditions.

The sad part is, we are progressing economically on the line of global lifestyle at the cost of environment, culture, health, mental peace and spirituality.

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