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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