Manjuben, 45, who never went to school, recently learnt to say “laptop”. Smiling indulgently at her 19-year-old son Ashok Kateriya, who is busy surfing the Internet, surrounded by the family’s goats, cows and calves, in Nana Mota village, she says one needs “mahiti (information)”.
“Times have changed. We should have information. If you go to the market and you have no information of what is going around, you will come back like a fool. And I don’t mind my children spending money or time on this thing. It is much better than spending on tobacco and other such things,” says Manjuben.