The invisible me
This is a story of one woman. That's her.
Her name is Dhanno. She is 23 years old. Lives in Bikaner, Rajasthan. Married at 16. Has two children. Spends most of her time at home, no, infact, all of her time inside the four walls. Those are her walls. Her world. Her husband is a gardner and is out of home throughout the day.
Dhanno cooks, feeds her children and the house-cows. There is not much of a problem with water, however, she cleans her utensils solely with the desert sand. Its mesmerising to see her do that. She owns only two pairs of clothes for daily-wear. One is washed and hung in the sun to dry while the other is worn with grace. Oiling hair is the first step of daily grooming. With a streak of sindoor (vermilion) on the forehead, there she puts on a ghunghat (veil). Like a warrior. Hiding her face in the battlefield of men and traditions. Everyday.