- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- 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
- Village stories and philosophy
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Village vignettes - rural hotels
Far from the madding crowd, and far from glass walled restaraunts there exist spaces. Where for 98/- ruppees me, my daughter, my husband, Siva who drives the auto and Venkatesh, our neighbour in the village ate a filling breakfast of 5 idlis and 2 small vadais each. These are spaces where Siva and I sit with equal comfort and claim, and despite all other differances the fundamental equality is accepted.
A city has lost these spaces where common human equality, sans all patronizing, exists. Even in its imagination.It is in such spaces that many answers we ache for can be found.