Saturday, March 17, 2012

Carried away with spirit

"What prompts you to leave Dhanbad and go to work in Naxalite affected rural India? Is this a sane decision to resign a secure PSU job and going to start struggle? Have you thought what you'd be doing after three years of Fellowship? etc. ". These are some of the (many) questions I've regularly been answering to, since I declared my stance on joining PMRDFS. There are many questions I do ask myself: "Will the government provide me security? What if the Naxals come in way of my work? Are Naxals against development? How the public officials there are going to treat the PMRDFs?"

I am joining PMRDFS with a bundle of misgivings. Joining is not the decision of my brain, but of my spirit and my heart. Treading on a different, difficult, less traveled path just with the wish " May everything change but my spirit". My questions will be answered by Jairam Ramesh in Hyderabad. For other questions I have these lines.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.