P. Sainath, Founder Editor PARI, introduces the People's Archive of Rural India.

The PARI website is both a living journal and an archive aimed at recording the everyday lives of everyday people; it will host and combine video, still photo, audio and text articles.

The website is not-for-profit, free to view and all the contributors -journalists, writers, film-makers, editors, translators, techies, lawyers and accountants - are volunteers.

It will be licensed under Creative Commons (version 4.0), which means the contents can be shared by others, as long as it is for non-commercial use.

The website hopes to grow by public participation. Anybody can send us pictures, text articles, photo stories, films - as long as it fits our mandate - 'the everyday life of everyday people'.

Content on the site will be curated to ensure the maintenance of high standards.

PARI hopes to function on crowd-funding. It will not be dependent on direct corporate or government funding.