Nirantar Radio

Episode 8

फ se Field, श se Shiksha Ep 8: Hostel Diary – Nidhi Has Accepted Your Friend Request

Hostel Diary
In the second “Hostel Diary”, Vikas recounts pursuing a crush during his time in Jodhpur with a bittersweetness that can only be afforded by young desire. Although he desperately wants to maintain his “good boy” image, the thrills of Hike Messaging and secret rendezvous might just be too tempting to resist.

“फ se Field, श se Shiksha” is a series of 10 audio stories coming from the lived experiences and imaginations of education in rural India. How do we look at education outside classrooms? More importantly, who gets access to education at all?  We explore all this and more, as members of our Learning Lab team take us along on their journeys of shiksha. In this episode, Vikas tries to unravel how he learnt what he cannot desire within the hostel.

Narrated and written by Vikas Khatri

Produced by Juhi Jotwani

Title track written by Arun Gupta and performed by Vedi.

Instrumental track by Shabnam Virmani.

We would like to thank the Aahvaan Project for giving us permission to use their song “Na Dekh Aankhon Se” by Arun Gupta as our title track and Shabnam Virmani for lending us the notes of her musical instrument.  For their valuable time and feedback, we would like to thank Lakshmi from Chambal Media; and Anita and Prarthana from Nirantar.

Stay tuned for new stories every Monday and Wednesday.

Email us at [email protected] and tell us about your education journey and the experiences of education these stories reminded you of.


The Third Eye is being written and developed by a team of educators, documentary filmmakers, storytellers; people with extensive experience of gathering narratives, oral histories and developing contextual pedagogies for the rural and the marginalised.
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