Mridula studied till the 10th standard. She is married to a farmer and has two children, a son and a daughter. She claims that because her family members are very supportive she has been able to learn about the Internet and reach out to others in the village effectively. Now she is very well recognized in the village by women and children who refer to her as Saathi Akka (Saathi Sister).

She’s helped students find coaching classes and as well their exam results on the Internet. A number of women in her village have learnt how to make Chicken Pickle and Mysorepek (a speciality sweet).

A school headmistress who is Mridula’s student and has been a teacher for 30 years has started using the internet to help interest students more deeply in their learning, saying this has helped make lessons more fun.

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