Earth Kindness Picnics and Goa’s new journey of hope

On Sunday evening, as the sun set over the half-burnt fields of Divar, we took part in an unusual event : an Earth Kindness Picnic. Armed with old blankets and sheets, we spread them on the ground, under an old mango tree. The fields around us stretched up to the horizon. The sun made gentle attempts to go to sleep while the children raced around the bereft fields and kingfishers glinted bright blue in the fading light. Kites (the paper variety) buzzed hesitantly in the reluctant wind. The children didn’t care.  A vulture or a big buzzard watched from a scraggly tree in the distance as little candles in earthen pots were lit and placed around the tree.



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