India is a land of villages, so the majority of its population lives on agriculture. An Indian farmer is normally very hard-working. He gets up at the crack of dawn and takes his plough and his buffaloes to the field. He works ceaselessly until noon when his wife or children bring him lunch. Finishing his meal under the shade of a tree, he resumes his farming. Often, he sings a song to break the monotony of his hard work. Only when it gets dark does he return home. At the door of his humble cottage, he is greeted by his kids. Then he takes a rest while smoking his hookah. This is probably his happiest moment of the day as he is now the lord of his kingdom. After having dinner with his family, he visits his fellow farmers with whom he will spend an hour or two laughing and talking.
That is a typical day in the life of an Indian farmer. His life is full of difficulties. Despite his hard work, he lives a life of extreme poverty because his crops are at the mercy of rain. Natural disasters take away the fruits of his labor. However, it is just one side of the story. As a diligent farmer, he enjoys fresh air and sunshine every day. He gets fresh food and pure milk, which are comparatively rare in big cities. Moreover, the villagers are usually sympathetic and hospitable, which makes him, an ordinary farmer, a happy man.