Rajasthan . The word itself holds the gravity of the rich history that supports it. from the time of kings and princesses to the time when democracy rules the land, India has seen many hues of changes. when i mean changes i am not just talking geographically or historically but also morally and ethically. in a male dominating society it is more than an achievement for a women to bloom. this is a universal truth. breaking all the social barriers that the society has put up, in a village of Tilonia , Rajasthan , under the title of ” Barefoot College” the work of an NGO is remarkable.
This blog post is a continuation of the previous one. i spent a day in Tilonia, Rajasthan, where this NGO has set up a college for making the ladies employable or rather self employed as i saw the nannies and grannies working their way through the circuits of solar panels ! they are truly going to be forever young. with a lot many things that caught me off guard , there was this one thing that made my heart smile. no matter the division of labor among the ladies they all were closely knitted together with the same cultural traditions of their region. from the long flowey lehnga to the covering of their heads with the dupatta. traditionally well dressed and beautifully accessorized , they bewitched me with their charm and charisma. meeting them i realized its never too late to start afresh and its not always good to fit inside the small clutches of our society , who knows that a misfit might grow where you least expect it to.
When a lady who breaks all the taboos and makes solar panels to lighten up her village with the gift of electricity, this is how calm and beautiful she looks .
The hands of a home maker and the same ones that are moulding the future of a nation. Beauty comes in all sorts of forms, you just got to keep looking!
There were women from 24 different countries living together as a family being trained by the rajasthani ladies to make solar panels and go back to their countries and bring theit dark villages to light.