Lockdown has affected Narendra’s bookstore but he continues to earn from pearl farming without stepping outside his home.
Mere desh ki dharti sona ugle….ugle heere moti.. Mere desh ki dharti
Rajasthan-based bookseller, Narendra Kumar, never imagined that he would practice the lyrics of this patriotic song one day and grow moti (pearls) at home.
In fact, no one in his family or friend circles is into farming. The closest he ever came was growing tomatoes and brinjals at home. A resident of Kishangarh, Rajasthan, the 45-year-old completed his BA and has been running a bookshop with his father for the last ten years.
“While growing up, I watched programmes on farming and always wondered what it must be to grow food...