- WE AND OUR VILLAGE
- Village interventions.
- Village - a deeply cultured place
- 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
Wednesday, 7 February 2018
AAP - A caution against 'Degrees'
Regarding AAP, I have one caution I would like to offer. I see many followers take pride on the fact that AK has an IIT degree. That could be the stumbling stone.
A sense of superiority over the common Indian because of any degree IIT, or NIIT or Harvard is a false beginning. The common indian, and the villager, is chock full of intelligence and common sense. And unless we first and foremost realise that, we will not allow them to lead and define the problems and the solutions.
We will carry the white man's burden of educating the natives.
This is just a caution for us all - and once one is cautious of the pitfalls of false ego, it is OK. (AAP is more vulnerable to this because it has a greater share of 'english educated' members)