The Gandhian of Heggudo
In a remote village in Karnataka, led by a man who took Gandhi's words to heart, one women's collective is forging a path towards a more viable way of life
At exactly 9.30am, a gong sounds outside the main hall of the Charaka ashram in Heggudo, a remote village in Karnataka. Inside, the women have already assembled, sitting cross-legged on the floor, along the three walls of the room. On the front wall hangs a large painting of a woman spinning the wheel, with the words “A life of hard work is the right life" inscribed in Kannada.