Other India

India is a country of villages and agriculture plays a major role in our economy. The population plays a key role in power dynamics during elections. Still, they are most oppressed, silent and lacking on all government benefits.

The incredible part is, even with all the shortcomings they are hopeful. Every parent aspires to see their kids succeed, settle in their life. They are not scared of selling lands or other properties for the child’s education.

I am a product of the same group. I visited my hometown last month, one of the poorest district in Bihar. Things are getting better over time. People are more optimist for the future.

On the other side, mass migration is another reality. My relatives have moved to metros for a job. They send money back home to their parents, wives, and kids.

The festival celebration and meeting all the relatives are things of the past.