- 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
- Village stories and philosophy
- Learnings Down the Years
Wednesday, 10 January 2018
The deeply rooted Indian biases
Interesting. I saw the same two pictures in greyscale in another ad in the Indian print media four years ago, when I was visiting Delhi.
What change are they targeting? What sort of message are these kinds of ads really sending? Aakhir, phool hi to bechti rahti hai! Is the girl really improving her lot in life substantially, just by selling different flowers to a different market segment?
Aparna Krishnan, Nima Srinivasan, Sivapriya Krishnan, Radhika Rammohan - for your attention! Does improved employability through English education, whatever that means, have to be invariably accompanied by a marked culture shift - long stemmed non-native flowers to be put in vases as opposed to strings of short-stemmed native jasmine, on a photo frame on the wall or in your hair?
Major fail, #teachindia.