October 23, 2007

In a small village in Gujarat...

We walked down this lane in a small village called Sankheda in Gujarat. This village is famous for furniture. We walked past the small houses looking at the process of how the wood was shaped, polished, painted and fitted to make swings, sofa sets, chairs, stools, and other articles.





Then suddenly, a bandi wheeled into this narrow lane. On it was a PC, yes, our very own Personal Computer --- monitor, CPU, keyboard, et al. We watched in disbelief as it was carried into the home of one of the artisans.

He told us he would use it to do his accounts, advertise his wares over the internet, write letters...

We listened dumbfounded.

2 comments:

dharmabum said...

now THAT is empowerment! bless the lord.

and its good that somebody is talking of gujarat, not in the context of the usual things we hear about :)

-Harsha Koda- said...

Great! Can we see some pictures of the furniture too?