A village shows the power of collective effort
The narrow, gravelly road leading to Ranavade village has a surprise at the end: clean streets, well-planned houses and colourful rangolis greet you inside the village. Located about 120km from Mumbai, this village in Raigad district is an oddity in modern India. Nobody here takes a loan from a bank or a moneylender, nor do they go to court. And they even vote for the same person.