As content creators, it is not easy to talk about a crisis as heartbreaking and sad as farmers suicide while keeping everyone engaged in a world where entertainment is instantly available. While working on this episode, this reality hit us hard, and for the “Culture Kush” segment, nothing better came to our mind than the 2010 dark satirical comedy, “Peepli Live”, where a poor farmer decides to commit suicide because the Indian government gives hefty payouts to the families after their death. This leads to a hilarious and ridiculous media frenzy that unfortunately is not too far from reality.
“Peepli Live” is now available on Netflix. We would love to know what you think of the new format. Tune in, write to us, share and support our farmers fighting for their lives and still standing strong together protesting!