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How I realized the importance of water?

Just when I was meandering in and out of my house, my mom called out to me and told me there was something wrong with the water pumping motor. I reached out to her as soon as I heard her voice. The thought of an empty tank was constantly bugging her. She added that without water it would not be possible for her and us to do the daily chores. I ran towards my room, which took me a while, to call my electrician. The person who I can rely on with my eyes shut. At times, he is lackadaisical and doesn't respond well. As usual, he told me that he was busy and would not be able to come. I told him that it was urgent and there's nothing we could do without his help. That's when I realized how important an electrician is. I sound like a square peg in a round hole in such situations. Jokes apart, I insisted him to visit us the following day and the call ended on an assuring note from his side. Meanwhile, we had the whole day ahead of us and thoughts of water running dry. I will expl

Existence Of Patriarchal Thoughts And Dowry

This morning, my friend sent me a video where a boy was seen proclaiming that women were just a mere property of men. What a bummer! After years of advancement, women are still considered less. The notion of "Equality" doesn't seem to hold true. It's something that I have been wanting to discuss since donkey's years. It's only this morning that I got the motivation to write something on women in Patriarchal societies. Patriarchy seems to have vanished from Urban areas but in some remote villages, the notion and practice of Patriarchy are still alive. Women in such areas are not considered equal. They don't have the right to participate in family matters. They don't have access to education. They are being forced to marry against their choice and even to do household work. 2 years back , I rented an accommodation in Haryana . I was there for work. I was amazed to see some women covering their faces in front of other men. Why aren't such harsh res