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Monday, April 10, 2006

How much do we know about 'unsexy' India

Here are 2 questions that DNA India asked its readers - was wondering what you think. Do leave your comments or mail me - salonimalhotra [at] gmail [dot] com

Q1 Which recent incident from non-urban India touched you the most?

Q2 If you had to work in rural India, where would it be and what would you do?

3 Comments:

  • Answers to your post
    Q1 Which recent incident from non-urban India touched you the most?
    A1 Priority to Minority...The decision of HRD Ministry of giving 49.5% reservation quota for IIT/IIM's priority institutions.

    Q2 If you had to work in rural India, where would it be and what would you do?
    A2
    I would like to eradicate the habit of smoking & drinking in upper parts of remote Himachal Pradesh and Garhwal where till date women are asked and supposed to work day and night and earn money and men enjoy,drink,gamble with that hard earned money. Because of it so many kids don't get education and suffer due to malnutrition but our hi-fi government is busy in making IT hubs,Tourism & Hospitality Industry a boom, and infrastructure development but ignoring the basic issues which need be catered.

    By Blogger Anil Gurwara, at 6:06 PM  

  • Q1 Which recent incident from non-urban India touched you the most?
    A1 To recall any non urban Indian incident,I would have to go back around 10 years when I visited my Grandmom's village.All I remember from that trip is when one of the ladies there got very scared of the camera's flash since she had never been photographed before.That village then became a part of Chandrababu Naidu's constituency and I remembered wondering whther the same lady had got used to digital cameras or webcams by then!

    Q2 If you had to work in rural India, where would it be and what would you do?

    Anywhere in Karnataka,my home state. And probably something to do with Children's education.

    Although I am also fascinated by the work done by some IIM students who have helped patent and market rurual innovations.

    By Anonymous Anurupa Rao, at 4:51 PM  

  • Ans 1: The Right to Information Act had its beginnings in Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS); Udaipur Rajasthan. It was a true satyagraha, forcing the establishment to come out with info that matter to people. The last chip off the block of feudal structure of the grassroots Governance. And it was a new millenium, 2000 :-)

    Ans 2: The villages have not been connected to the world and bridges need to be built; not on land or air but in minds of men. I will love to be a promethean spark to the keg of raw gunpowder for raising the aspirations of village folk. I can show them the tools and in no time they will make me redudent. The village Youth will force the leadership to unshackle my India, and this emergence of India will be a unique people's phenomenon.

    By Blogger Shshank, at 9:20 PM  

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