The first Amala Bharatam I witnessed was two years ago. The Indian ladies did as they do everywhere. They swept the path beautifully clean of dirt and leaves, but seemed oblivious to litter just inches away in the gutters.


More recently, I was in Indhpur, Himachal Pradesh for a cleanup. These ladies had watched several health awareness videos from Amrita Universiti’s showing the hazards of stagnant water and resulting mosquitoes and flies. This group attacked the muck in the gutters with vigour. Change comes one slow step at a time.