Archive for August 8th, 2016

The visible hand strikes the invisible hand of Sarojini Nagar….

August 8, 2016

Rhema Mukti Baxter has a nice piece over how Delhi’s iconic Sarojini Nagar market might never be the same again. What was just a haven to see Smith’s invisible hand working, has been interrupted by the visible hand of NDMC.

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Manevaddas — a community dedicated to well-digging up against tech, nature

August 8, 2016

How little one knows about several communities of India who have helped run the country in their own limited ways. It is testimony to the kind of education system we have which tells us most interesting things about the country after you complete most of our education.

Came across this really interesting article in Times of India Bangalore edition about Manevaddas. There is a much longer one in the print edition. This is a community which has dug wells in and around Bangalore for ages. It is via them that several families manage to get water for daily living in the city. And guess what? Due to technology which digs wells deeper with much ease, their roles are getting sidelined:

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