You run & you learn
The regular expression is “you live and you learn”, right?
But this morning’s long slow run through central Delhi was most definitely a case of you run and you learn.
They were delighted to answer our questions and explain their grievances, which are, in a nutshell, that they have become a minority community in their own state.
I just read a report online from late 2017, about the additional threat of Rohingya migration from Bangladesh to Tripura.
It sounds to be an interesting, although paradoxical state, with high literacy rates coupled with high unemployment. That is a combination which might explain why there has been a Communist government for the last 25 years.
Coincidentally, the Prime Minister was in Tripura yesterday, campaigning before elections there on the 18th, so who knows?
Perhaps with the limelight currently being shone on this little state, tucked away and largely ignored by mainstream India, perhaps something will be done for the local people, who are clearly feeling threatened – at least on today’s showing.
But what a delight to chat with such lovely people, happy to explain their position, happy to take loads of selfies, and – when Ripu & I finally made tracks – waved us off with huge smiles.