Mitali Agarwal – “We’ll go to the villages? WHAT?”

“India does not live in its towns but in its villages.” Even if we interpret this statement literally, it stands true as almost 70% of Indians do live in rural areas. Then how is it that in the age of the internet where there is a constant deluge of information, urban India knows more about the food habits of their favourite celebrity than it does about the children of rural India who cannot even read a basic paragraph? I’m too scared to look for an answer because it forces me to rethink everything – my upbringing, my education, and most importantly, my privilege.

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जब गाँव हमारा है तो नक्शा भी तो हम ही बनायेंगे

नक्शा बनाते समय शर्मा जी गाँव के अन्य साथियों को समझाते भी जा रहे थे कि भाई जब गाँव हमारा है तो नक्शा भी तो हम ही बनायेंगे !

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