Who do you call? The caste busters!
I would recommend reading this article “The caste busters” that appeared in New York Times recently (The article is based on a theme from the author’s book). What fascinated me, was the sense of ambition and ability that Misal demonstrates — to be able to exploit the medium of TV to its maximum. I wonder what social media and mobile broadband could do in the years to come. Besides Misal, it was also the sense of development and innovation emerging at the “bottom of the pyramid” — probably the place to watch for exciting business opportunities?
It was the article’s closing paragraphs that stuck most in my head “… a generation being trained rather than educated. They knew nothing about industry, art, history, literature, science”. And then the dilemma that “…Misal did not have the luxury of broadening his vision, because if he lost focus, the world of degradations that he had escaped would be delighted to take him back”.