Pollution is a big challenge in cities. There is environmental pollution, noise pollution, water pollution, etc. in cities while the villagers get fresh vegetables, fresh water, pure milk and fresh air which are good for health and fitness. Again, the villages are free from din and dust, noise and clamor and smoke and heat of cities. A village is very close to nature. Life in villages is laidback and calm. There is no tension or pressure for anything. People have time to meet and greet to each other. Social bonds are stronger in villages. People are innocent and simple. They are not familiar with malpractices which are rampant in urban society. A village is an embodiment of simplicity, innocence and honesty. Thus the saying goes rightly that God first made the country and then the city.
Life in city is madly busy. From dawn to dusk, people are chasing after their targets. Nobody has time for others. We do not know about our immediate neighbors. Neither do we have any interest to have any relation with them. Life in cities is utterly materialist completely devoid of emotion and feelings. It would not be wrong to say that life in cities is emotionally sterile. In this respect life in villages is diagonally opposite. There is a bond and relation with all the villagers. If someone has any problem, the whole village is by the side of him. Everyone is so sincere with him that it is difficult to distinguish the relatives and neighbors.
In terms of landscape and scenic beauty, our villages are superior to towns. The lush green fields, the vast meadows, the tree groves, the lonely landscapes, the sight of the clamoring birds and farmers working in the fields are really cheerful and charming. These things are completely lacking in cities.
But there are certain things which certainly make the city dwellers feel proud. We cannot find these things of communication and transport in villages such as telephone, television, metros, etc. Life in cities is full of comforts. We have various means of recreation and entertainment like multiplexes, coffee-houses, theatres, restaurants, clubs and other centers of art, culture and civilization in cities. The villagers do not know about many such things.
Thus, life in towns and villages is in stark contrast with each other. What is the privilege of one is rare to other. Still life is enjoying both in villages and cities in their own way. That is their distinct identity.