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I have written a couple of articles on Baba Amte's projects, Anandwan and Hemalkasa, which needs a wider audience to spread awareness on his work. I believe I can reach more people via DesiPundit.

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Picture of the Week #4

An early morning view from the Rangoon-Mandalay express train in Burma.

Report on Hemalkasa

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Baba Amte

"After my tour in the tribal belt of the Madias, I feel the intensity of injustice right down to my toe-nails." - Baba Amte


I read somewhere: "Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful; for beauty is God's handwriting."

I've an obsession for seeing beautiful and unusual places.  Hence my trip to Hemalkasa.

Many thought I had lost my mind to go to the Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra - an economically backward and under-developed region plagued by Naxalite (Maoist) violence.  The same people don't have a good opinion on the other activity that I frequently engage in either - mountain climbing.  As far as they are concerned, it is a useless and risky activity.  However, just like mountain climbing, they have no idea how rewarding this journey was for me and I hope that this article helps them to understand.


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Picture of the Week #3

A mother and her children en route to Dhawale village in Maharashtra, India.

Picture of the Week #2

A villager overlooking the imposing Mt. Napta, Maharashtra, India.

Picture of the Week #1

Picturesque Muong Khoa village in Laos.