Impact Hour 17 – Vistarakulu ( Korukonda )

Impact Hour 17 is being curated into a video you may watch it here.

This is the village of Korukonda, East Godavari where a group of women who are skilled labour perform plate making. There are biodegradable plates made up of Sal leaves or Banyan tree leaves. These women are paid 10 rupees for making 200 such plates as showed on the video. The gap is widening between the customer and skilled labour.

This shall be further extended in the further research that includes visits to the factory outlets and supply chain of vistarakulu.

Written and video by Sahithi divi ( volunteer Ganesh Kalyan )

CHILDHOOD

A Poem By Sahithi Divi ( image: an art installation at Burning Man)

Have you gone back to  childhood? 

To the days of dodging ideas ,

Far from today’s disgrace,

Pages full of glowing stories ,

To moral rhymes about twinkling stars,

When it was easier to say , “I miss you”

Years of memories come alive ,

Taking a walk with albums from the time ,

To see the same Friends today ,

Meet for living the times,  that never come,

Regrets seem like a lesson ,

Pain can withstand your past ,

Everything may not feel right ,

Glad you got the roughest ride ,

Nothing fades with time ,

It only heals and passes on,

Like solitude came a long way,

Changing forms of life stammer,

The time of war for limited snacks ,

Coding plans for creepy sneak outs ,

Those times of bringing back dust, home,

Remember trading your sport cards?

Posters that made you a leader,

Imagination you left to novel comics ,

The child in you is far no gone,

Go back to your childhood ,

Tell them all , you meant a lot.

sahithi divi

Written By Sahithi Divi ( source : http://www.impactscientist.com )