By Jayanthi Somasundaram and Samhati Mohapatra 15th November 2014

The bucolic landscape of India is witnessing a vast change with many professionals stepping off the fast track to trudge rural paths that lead to the endless green of agricultural territory. Many of them are from the IT industry, and faced with erratic time schedules, the burnout that comes with Silicon Valley work style, are preferring the idyllic peace of India’s countryside. A reverse migration is taking place, however small, but important, from the cities to the countryside. From organic crops to the cash crop market, educated professionals are turning into gentleman farmers, a declining breed in erstwhile Socialist India.