80-YO Grows Organic Passion Fruit Amidst Rubber Plantations

Farming is just another way of working for the country,” Joseph Louis, a retired havildar tells me. A conversation with this ex-soldier is peppered with gems like these. Another one soon follows, “For me, serving in the army and growing food for people are the two most noble professions.” A native of Kavalam, in the Kuttanad region of Kerala, Louis’ life is testimony to the fact that a soldier never retires.