Farmland on the way to Agra

farmland on the way to Fatehpur Sikiri

farmland on the way to Fatehpur Sikiri

Our first full day in India was a road trip to Fatehpur Sikiri in Agra. The route we took is a four hour hop from Delhi. The landscape changes to farmland as we traveled toward Agra. Seeing scenery like this is bittersweet, its comforting to see it has not changed much. The Slow Food movement and Farm to Table people would love it. Then again, about two hours into the trip I saw a farmer plowing the land with a plow and one ox. Then two or three fields later I see another farmer doing the same job with a fairly modern tracker. Literally a distance of thousands of years in farming technology.

Poverty takes many shapes.

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