Indian villages, they say, are austere. You might find yourself away from the city-bustle, but you will have none of the frills of the modern world. In February this year, I went to Satpura in Madhya Pradesh to leave behind the worries of my corporate life and soak in the serenity of a place that tourists seldom flock to. But I wasn't quite ready to give up the material comforts of my home."Would I have to relinquish air conditioning to endure the afternoon heat of this hamlet?""Would I be able to pamper myself with a hot shower where electricity is a luxury?""Would I be able to eat Italian for dinner and Burmese for lunch? Or would my plate always only have a local dish?"These and more questions bothered me as I embarked on my journey.