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- Village - a deeply cultured place
- The inner strength of the village
- The purpose of charity
- Annapurna and Others
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- Learnings from Narmada
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Thursday, 15 June 2017
We sink tigether - the rich and the poor.
I was in a shop buying tea and sugar, themselves non-essentials. And the I added some murukku and biscuits, and paid a bill of 200/-, well over what just the tea and sugar would have cost.
An old maid came in to buy a biscuit packet, saw that it was 15/- and out it away. I turned away, embarrassed at my bill. And steeled myself. A small part of our soul hardens and dies each day. And we think that we are insured from the poverty around us. The poor and the rich die - we float together, or we sink together.