The project was simple. A set of books on a table, with a collection box next to them. You pick up a book, pay what you think is fair for that book, and take it. No one mans the counter - night or day. The piggy bank is not locked, its in the college canteen. its a small earthern gullak, the kind that cannot be locked, can only be broken.
All proceeds were to be donated to Esha, but I really wasn't thinking of the money in this project.
How was this project to be sustained? When people want to donate books, they leave them there. That simple. Two other volunteers have already donated books.
Why did I do this?
Sometime in mid December, we broke open that gullak - and were pleasantly surprised. More than the money, it restored one's faith in the inherent goodness around one..
A few days later, Rosemary shared the video. Am sharing it with you. The opening of that gullak was such a celebration!
Meanwhile, the project continues in the SOIL canteen at Gurgaon. If you are ever there, do look up our book stall and see if you like a book, or if you want to donate some..