August 21, 2008

Chintalagraharam ChinnaRao

One day I was on my way to home from a village called chintalagraharam in an auto. It was 5 minutes of my journey.....something blasted. I was bounced and feeling the bumps on the road."Chi......malli tyre puncturu.....mepalekha chasthunna!!One day hike on petrol , the other day vegetables , another day cereal's.....how can we live sir??"Auto driver asked with an uncongenial voice!! He rents the auto for Rs. 300 per day. He betrayed with an atrocious voice. "I roughly save Rs 100-150 per day after all my expenses, which includes the auto rent, he said"!!

"My children study 2nd and 4th in government high school at chintalagraharam. I want them to study well. Today, I need not spend a lot on my children's education because, a sum of Rs.600 per year is enough, which is not high. But, the standard of education is still low at government schools. Look at kerala, they have the higest number of literates at 90.92%, which is a very good figure and more over women in kerala are well employed equally to men with a sex ratio of 1058 females per 1000 males. We should esteem the reforms that kerala governments have taken in the past. I agree that the government in Andhra Pradesh is doing better today with good amendments. Definitely, these measures will yield good crop in few years!!" He explains, replacing the punctured tyre. How do you know all these?? I asked!! "Newspaper sir!! I am a subscriber for a daily and a weekly.I Read newspaper for 2 hours daily. I am an enthusiast to know the happenings in the world. I like the thoughts of the young generation. A small example is Ramu, an 18 year old boy, working as a paperboy distributes newspaper to vepagunta, naiduthota and surrounding areas. Previously he used to work for Eenadu, they pay Rs 5 per paper. Today he shifted to sakshi, which pays him Rs 7. It just seems like a Software Employee changing jobs!! He said, removing the nuts and bolts of the punctured tyre". I was really excited at that moment at his knowledge."


"If i'm not wrong, I still remember the day when our area MLA last visited our village. Our village is into parawada segment. You know ?? I was offered Rs 200 and a bottle of liquor during 2004 elections. I said no, because i will never be sold for money". He is explicable while he feels proud of himself and started our journey." One thing is, I do not encourage the government giving 1 kilogram rice for Rs 2. The reason is, Daily labourers work a lot and throw all their earnings on liquor, as they get the rice for cheap. They get 50 Kg rice for just Rs 100 which is sufficient for a small family for a month. Poor farmers put all their money on fields. During harvest, they expect something more to save. They dump all their on fields and take the crop to the marketyard. There, they get nothing , as the price will be already fixed by the arbitrator's. Ultimately the farmer is the loser. Recently, The government announced loan waiver to the farmers, who doesn't have the ability to pay their loans back to banks. But, this is not a solution for a farmer. Each and every farmer should be guided on methods of growing, he should be educated on each and every crop, he should be well known of the "season-crop" match, ultimately....he should get a good market rate which ends him in profits"

By the time when i reached home, I was in a state of concussion, listening(discussing) all these. He's an Educated human being with immense social knowledge, Respect, Civic sense. He knows well-in-depth about Politics, Education, Health, Employment, Movies. But still striving hard with his livelihood as an auto driver. He's planning to be an owner of a new vehicle by dusshera.Wish....he will!!

Regards,
Srujan.

5 comments:

latha said...

srujan, nee peru ki taggattu ganae vunnai nee writting kuda, really. sometimes you express the feelings of young heart(ofcourse feeling can be younger even the human gets older) and sometimes facts. Its good if u write on facts because now a days very few people pay attention on newspapers due to useless political issues. Anyways it is interesting and nice, keep it up and keep going on writting. All the best.....

Manasi said...

hey srujan....where weere u hiding ur writing talent all these days? u have very good sense of expression...this blog was pretty good in fact so was the previous one...u have a good sense of writing style..i think u shud take it seriously and keep penning ur ideas...who know u might come up wid a good script some day :) i am serious...no kidding...keep the good work going man!!!

shiv said...

hi srujan!!!!!read ur blog..
its simply superb.. awesome..
keep goin..i'll be regular in readin ur blogs now onwards...

smiles forever--subbu said...

hey a heart touching blog and infact i wish he should become the owner :-)

Anonymous said...

Hai Srujan! Nice Article.Iam also from chintalagraharam village.Now I am studying in IIIT.