Sunday, March 31, 2019

Documentary on P.V. Narasimha Rao by Sravani & Srikar

Sravani and Srikar made this documentary on PV Narasimha Rao.  Learning is different from experiential learning. Experiential learning gives you a deep sense of education, values, work and a lot more.

Thanks, Vijay for introducing Sravani. I remember meeting Sravani and was in awe of her thought process. She was calm, and assertive on things she wanted to learn and do. 

We went on for a conversation and had a great time talking about what we love to do over a walk. 

She seemed the right person to work with. Through TEDx, we met and shared our passion and worked along fuelling each other with conversations.

Time sailed and couldn’t get a chance to stay in touch with her. Met her again at New Delhi during January. Surprised to see each other after a long time at an unexpected place, Andhra Bhavan. Both of us talked about what’s happening in our lives.

Then she shared about the Documentary movie she’s working on PV Narasimha. 

She was at Delhi to take a few interviews.

Sravani wishes to live a life by earning it. 

"Renny, In "Saving Private Ryan, Miller says, 'Earn this, earn it' I want to earn a living that's worth life to me." 

Her profound words were a surprise to me. After college, she tried for YIF course and shet got it. 

Despite being selected for Young India Fellowship she rejected the admission to finish the documentary.

On being asked what made her do that, She said, “I wanted to experience the whole process of knowing PV Narasimha Rao.

Experiential Learning. Wah. Yeah, there’s learning and experiential learning. Experiential learning puts you in a situation for effective learning. The kind of learning that helps for deep understanding. Sravani chose experiential learning over classroom education. I’m glad she took it up and I’m delighted to learn a lot from her experience.

To know how it all started, She said, “I read a book ‘Half Lion’ on PV Narasimha Rao by Vinay Sitapati. There is no good book on Narasimha Rao until Vinay wrote one. He interviewed 100 people to write that book.

Author Vinay Sitapati, lived PV’s life taking a lot of information from every source possible. He’s been to villages PV grew up. Viewing PV through Vinay Sitapati words made me know PV more.”

Documentary on PV Narasimha Rao

Not through learning but through experiential learning. It triggered her to make a documentary. In her own words, “I wanted to learn everything: Polity, economy, history not by reading but by reliving a life like an author did. I interviewed RBI governers, finance ministers, bureaucrats, CEOs of media channels, and many more”

I’m sure the whole experience helped Sravani to have a great perspective on various things. Besides learning various things, she also had a great chance to explore documentary filmmaking, story writing, narration and a lot more. I can’t wait to learn a lot from Sravani and also Srikar through in-person conversation.

I wish this documentary and also her experiential learning inspires others to find their own ways to learn a lot of things in life.

The trailer of the documentary

Cheers Sravani & Srikar. God bless you both.  

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