The Idea of Democracy

Interview | Creative Writing | Audio Narration | Radio Broadcast in collaboration with RadioActiveCR90.4MHz

Studio- Collaborative Project

December 2017

In our quest to make the world a better place, what was inhibiting our actions? Which significant call were we waiting for? Is it that we are afraid to lose our entitlement?


These are a few thought provoking questions that resonated with this project. This collaborative project was highly special and shaped a lot of what I am today. As a group of twelve students, we had an opportunity to interact with democratic activists of ‘Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan’, understand their struggles and document their stories in an audio format to later convert into a radio broadcast. Conversations with Aruna Roy, a political and social activist, best known for founding Mazdoor Kisaan Shakti Sangathan, along with fellow pioneers, Shankar Singh and Nikhil Dey and was instrumental in the fight for the right to information act, gave all of us a fresh perspective of the recent times where rage, envy, greed, patriarchy, religious bigotry had permeated all public spheres and national debates.