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    In the December of 2014, I, along with fellows and staff of tctd (Tata Center for Technology and Design) took a trip to Nirman, Gadchiroli, Mahar… Read More
    In the December of 2014, I, along with fellows and staff of tctd (Tata Center for Technology and Design) took a trip to Nirman, Gadchiroli, Maharasahtra. We got an insight into the working of search (Society for Education, Action and Research in Community Health) along with a short stay in one of the villages in the Gadchiroli district. This travelogue is drawn from the illustrations made and notes taken whilst there. Read Less
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Gadchiroli Diaries 
 
December 2014, I was part of the Nirman Camp, Gadchiroli, Shodhgram. 
The camp is based on the ‘Nayee-Talim’ system of education as proposed by Mahatma Gandhi.
 
I got an insight into the working of SEARCH (Society for Education, Action and Research
in Community Health) along with a short stay in one of the villages in the Gadchiroli district.
 
These illustrations and scribbles were my immediate response to the
events that transpired.Much may be gathered by squinting
a little and looking for the stories that lie within. 
Any profession without mission runs
the risk of becoming prostitution 
 
Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang are striving since over two decades for improving the public health
in rural areas of the country are also involved in social crusades like anti-addiction,
fight against evil practices. They spoke of their interventions in the sector.
 
 Thin babies over fat ones, the fat
ones remain lazy all their lives
 
Dr. Rani Bang, a gynecologist has worked extensively on women's medical issues. She gave us insights 
into the beliefs and practices of people in the community and the wisdom therein. 
 
Here is a map of the place.
 
 
I stayed with Banduji Harse's family in Gilgaon, a village in Gadchiroli district.
Banduji has a shop where he sells fingerpappad along with tobacco products.
 
Recording their everyday lives.
 
 
 
The overarching message from the camp was
'Listen to the people, they have much to offer'.
 
So that is what I did, I talked to one person from each profession.
Son of the village's midwife, a potter, a fisherman, a goldsmith, teachers as well as students around. 
TATA fellows went on this trop together. 
Their personal experiences with the camp were recorded as well 
Looking inside, looking outside. 
My tools were limited to a brush, a micron and small water color tubes. 
All the work was done on the go.