Day 4 special – Video Break 1 – Wardha Labourer, Bhandara Bhiksha

I have several days’ backlog in the blog and even though it is the seventh day and a Sunday today, w=I will be out on the road, going from Kanker to Kodagaon in the erstwhile Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.  Will try to return earlier today, rest and update the blog as much as I can.  In the mean while, I have updated two earlier blogs with  videos :

Video 1  – is from Day 2 Blog  has a video interview (in Hindi) with Afzal Khan, an unskilled daily wage worker, in the Wardha Labour Market.  The URL is

Video 2 – is from Day 4 Blog, and is an interview with  a young man Arjun Lakshpati Babar and with several children, from the tented colony of Naths and Giris, most of whom are engaged in begging as their main livelihood..  The URL is



About vijaymahajan

Educated at St XaviersSchool, Jaipur; IIT Delhi; IIM Ahmedabad and Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, USA; Co-founder of several development organisations - BASIX (, PRADAN (, Development Finance Forum (, Andhra Pradesh Mahila Abhivruddhi Society (, Sa-Dhan ( and the Microfinance Institutions Networrk ( Chair of CGAP Excom; BASIX Boards; DSC Board; Board member of MSSRF, ASSEFA, Gram Vikas Honours - WEF Davos Schwab Social Entrepreneur; Ashoka Global Fellow; IIT Delhi Distinguished Alumni Award; HSBC-Access Award for Outstanding Contribution to Microfinance in India; listed among India's top 50 most powerful people in India by BusinessWeek, Asia edition, 2010 Married to Savita, Deputy Dean, ISB, Hyderabad; two children, Chirag and Chandni
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One Response to Day 4 special – Video Break 1 – Wardha Labourer, Bhandara Bhiksha

  1. Sitaraman says:

    Hi Vijay,

    On the lighter side..the manner of your trying to find out the age of Afzal khan was hilarious…..Starting from Indira Gandhi to Atal Bihari Vajpayee being the tried your best…. but you had to let it go… lol!! On a serious note though…it’s a tough / uncertain life….every day a different person to work for and a different job.

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