Knowing Democracy

Democracy cannot be learnt, it can be experienced. Our most aspirational endeavour – to create and keep Aarohi as a democratic space. We are experimenting with many form of interactions, communications, interventions and systems – all targeted to make the community truly interdependent – with co-creation, co-learning and co-existence as key parameters
MY VOICE- A platform to raise one’s voice for any aspect of working ofAarohi. Each system needs questioning, changes and re looking at its working. A true democracy needsparticipation ofpeoplebringing their voices to the forum. Most of the time discomfort voice is limited to cribbing or wishing for the change to happen on its own.
Well, this time my voice on “Train snacks more than rs 10/-“
Views expressed “hunger, variety, self responsibility of budget, inequality, community, parents concern, concerns of adult accompanying the travel,intoxicatingsmell of Samosa and tea in train….”.
The proposalKeeping in mind the needs of various hunger needs, we propose that train snacks (coming and going) are individual choices and budget decided by self. Each family to have their own understanding on how much the child can spend on snacks“. Most agreed, some agreed with “will live with it”. The one who agreed with “live with it”, have the opportunity to raise again when itbecomesdifficult, and the one who agreed also has the responsibility ofunderstandingthe freedom and associate responsibility else the freedom will again be questioned in the my voice. And its an unending story!
Another voice “mp3 player allowed in train”.
Views expressed “the need of music, safety of gadgets and kids,distraction, loosing track of space, disturbingco-passengers, safety of bigger group”.
The Proposal – “Due to non satisfactory solution to the safety issue, the rule (We call it code) reason same “no gadgets while travelling in the train”.