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ತಂಡವನ್ನು ಮೂರು ಗುಂಪುಗಳಾಗಿ ವಿಭಜಿಸಿ. ಅಯ್ದ ಹಳ್ಳಿಗೆ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ 8:00 ಗಂಟೆಗೆ ಭೇಟಿ ನೀಡುವಂತೆ ಹೇಳಿ. ಪ್ರತಿ ಗುಂಪಿಗೂ ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆ ನಡೆಸಲು ಹೇಳಿ:

  • ಹಳ್ಳಿಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಬೆಳಿಗ್ಗೆ ನಡೆಯುವ ಚಟುವಟಿಕೆಗಳನ್ನು ಗಮನಿಸಬೇಕು. ಅದರಿಂದ 10 ಪ್ರಸಾರ ಯೋಗ್ಯ ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಆಯ್ದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲಿ. ಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಬಳಿ ತಾತ್ಕಾಲಿಕ ಸ್ಟುಡಿಯೊ ಮಾಡಲು ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುವ 2-3 ಸ್ಥಳಗಳನ್ನು ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡಲಿ.
  • ಹಳ್ಳಿಯ ಜಲಮೂಲಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಿ. ಅಲ್ಲಿ ಸೇರುವ ಸಂದಣಿ ಚರ್ಚಿಸುವ ವಿಷಯಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಿ ಮತ್ತು ಅವುಗಳಿಂದ 5 ಕಥೆಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಲಿ. ಜೊತೆಗೇ ತಾತ್ಕಾಲಿಕ ಸ್ಟುಡಿಯೋಗಾಗಿ 2-3 ಸ್ಥಳಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಲಿ.
  • ಕಾಮನಬಿಲ್ಲಿನ ಬಣ್ಣಗಳನ್ನು ಮಾನದಂಡವಾಗಿಟ್ಟುಕೊಂಡು ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಹೊಂದುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿ, ಸ್ಥಳ ಅಥವಾ ವಸ್ತುಗಳನ್ನು ಗುರುತಿಸಿ. ಅವರ/ಅವುಗಳ ಜೊತೆ ಸಂಪರ್ಕ ಬೆಳೆಸಿ. ಅವುಗಳ ಮೇಲೆ/ಬಗ್ಗೆ 5 ಕಥೆ ಸಂಪಾದಿಸಿ.ತಾತ್ಕಾಲಿಕ ಸ್ಟುಡಿಯೊ ಮಾಡಲು ಅಗತ್ಯವಿರುವ 2-3 ಸ್ಥಳಗಳನ್ನು ಪಟ್ಟಿ ಮಾಡಿ.

Case Study for Radio Bundelkhand

The first group was not really able to diffuse their presence in the village because as soon as they entered, a crowd gathered in the village and started talking to the team about all their problems like misuse of NREGA, domestic violence, lack of water and electricity, lack of transport, corruption in mid-day meals, corruption in animal husbandry, lack of road safety etc. Women also expressed that they had to work much harder than men, like drawing water, cooking, cleaning, farming etc. They also expressed that men are lazy and do not support them in domestic work. This group did manage to record some programmes from the crowd and promised to return and record more programmes about their problems. The village was keen about producing their own programmes and local school was identified as a possible location for satellite studio The second group entered the village in a car, and this shifted the perception of the community about them. Here too the people gathered around and started talking about local problems faced. However, this group assigned different roles amongst themselves. One of them walked around inconspicuously and found that only 2 of the 6 water pumps in the village actually worked, and therefore no community gathered around 4 of these pumps, save an old man, who complained about lack of rainfall. The rest interacted with the community who expressed their problems like old age pension, no school, migration, employment. Of a population of 700, only 4 or 5 were availing ration cards. Girls could not access free bicycles as per the government scheme. One of the reporters talked to the women around a hand pump, where they discussed women’s issues. A couple of programmes were recorded and follow up was promised. A couple of homes were identified as suitable satellite studio spaces. The third group could not find all seven colours. They found orange first, wherein the ex-Sarpanch (local government chief) was wearing an orange vest. He was open to talking about his village on the radio. Next they found green in a neem tree and found some one nearby who talked about the medicinal benefits of this tree. They also saw women around the water pumps wearing yellow and blue saris who talked about their problems – similar to the ones expressed with other groups. They ran out of time and had to return, but said that they would like to go back some time and find more about these villages. However, they did manage to identify 2 or 3 locations, like schools and houses as satellite studio.

All groups presented their experiences which led to a discussion on how much more they could explore within their community and how they had only scratched the surface till now. We also raised the issue of how it was that only problems were being reflected in their observations and no other perspectives were being observed. On visiting the village more frequently and building a better rapport, it would be possible to extract other kinds of content like village histories, personal narratives, philosophies, etc.

ಮುಖ್ಯ ಪುಟಕ್ಕೆ ವಾಪಸ್ಸು ಹೋಗಲು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಕ್ಲಿಕ್ಕಿಸಿ