खबर लहरिया Premium Episode 39- What Makes Grameen Mental Health: Unravelling rural maansik swasthya (part 2)

Episode 39- What Makes Grameen Mental Health: Unravelling rural maansik swasthya (part 2)

“Field work has come to a halt because of Corona, so has talking with people outside. Ghar se bahar nikalna, wo hi apne aap mein bahut badi baat hai (Being able to step outside the house, that in itself is a very big deal).” This is what Meera Devi, KL’s Chief of Bureau, a reporter of some fifteen years now, says immediately when I ask after her mental health in April. “Free nahi mahsoos ho raha (I’m not feeling free),” she says.   Amid being ensnared in household work, managing a team and being stuck on the phone and social media, Meera isn’t able to devote as much time as she would like to her children, now in high-school. They too