- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Village stories and philosophy
- Annapurna and Others
- Stories of my children
- Day by day in the village.
- Health in the Village
- Schooling and education
- Enounters with the modern
- Learnings from Narmada
- Learnings Down the Years
Monday, 22 August 2016
Village vignettes - The potter's son
Siva drives the auto. Rides with him are always pleasent. We chat as he drives.
He is from a famly of potters. He and his brother have not learnt the skill from his parents as they were 'schooled'. As we were chatting he said that with gas having made an entry into many homes, the demand for cooking pots has fallen drastically. Nagesh asked him if making flower pots for urban narkets was an ption. He said thats also mostly cement pots.
So Siva and other children get schooled into an unemployable future. There are many many knots to identify and untie today.