Monthly Archives: February 2011

Day 8 – February 7, 2011 – Kondagaon, Bastar, the land of “Zitku Mitki”


“Zitku Mitki” = Male and Female characters in Adivasi tales BASIX colleagues, Anand and Samir had decided to extend their trip with me and stay on till I reach Raipur two days hence.  We were joined in Chhatisgarh by Manoj … Continue reading

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Day 7 – February 5, 2011 – Chhattisgarh – Dt Rajnandgaon


Chhattisgarh Chhattisgarh is the state of adivasis (indigenous tribal people). Carved out of Madhya Pradesh as recently as November 2000, about a third of its (2001) population of 20 million are adivasis. The undivided Bastar district was the district most … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Video Break 2 – Bhandara NREGA Social Audit and Gondia Farmer


3. Piles of Chillies  in Bhandara district http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNHzInd8wUw   4.  Social Audit of NREGA in Bhandara district http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QoxnVcfiIRo&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL   5.  Farmer expressing helplessness in Gondia District http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ZnWvITZ9I&feature=mfu_in_order&list=UL

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Day 6 – February 4, 2011 Gondia, Maharshtra


Shodh Yatra Day 6  –  February 4, 2011   Gondia We started our day with a visit to the Datta Guru Temple  at the outskirts of Gondia town in the morning. As we were walking back from the temple, people were … Continue reading

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Day 5, Februrary 3, 2011 Bhandara


My Yatra is turning out to be less on foot that I had thought. I had hoped every day I will walk about 20 km and drive about 80km. The idea was to walk through habitations (villages, small towns, cities) … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Day 4 – February 2, 2011 Rural Nagpur and Bhandara Districts


Idle morning thoughts. Girish  did the early tea trick again and so he and I managed to be ready,  pack and leave the lovely VNIT campus by 8 am. The clothes I had washed the previous night were still a … Continue reading

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