FOUNDER, GAON CONNECTION INSIGHTS
The rural narrative has been glaringly conspicuous in the discussions, debates and media coverage on the impact of COVID-19 in the country. Gaon Cafe show of Gaon Connection tries to fill that void and attempts to bring to the fore issues, opinions and stories of rural India and highlight its plight. It is only when recent images of thousands of migrant labourers from cities, trying to get to their villages with no food, water or shelter on the way and in unimaginable misery, were beamed into living rooms, that urban India was forced to acknowledge the elephant in the room. There is a flaw in how rural folk are viewed by their urban counterparts.