About Nawsheen Hosenally

Nawsheen Hosenally, a national of the Republic of Mauritius, has over 6 years of experience in the agricultural sector, specifically focusing on the engagement of youth in agriculture through the use of ICTs. Currently, Nawsheen is the co-Founder of Agribusiness TV, a web TV that features success stories of young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa. Nawsheen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Extension from the University of Mauritius, and a Master’s degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester.

4 comments on “Peepli [Live] – An Indian movie on the life of farmers

  1. I loved this film.
    Very different from what we see. No top stars, No top song from the hit lits.

    It really shows life inside India. What are your views about this film?

  2. I’ve also loved this movie for its simplicity and reality of a farmer’s life.

    But the main thing that really caught my attention from the very beginning was the scheme (which I find rather stupid) about compensating the family of a farmer who has committed suicide. Instead, farmers who are in financial trouble should be trained on how to improve their farming system and increase their revenue.

    Then it’s all about power and politics. Farmers are influenced by politicians and opinion leaders (which can clearly be seen here).

    And this situation is not only in India but in many countries including Mauritius. Many farmers have left agriculture due to lack of support from the government.

    The point is: This movie makes us think about what kind of problems farmers are facing and how they are being manipulated by the system.

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