Neither were we called.
We were shown our places,
told to sit.
But they, sitting on the stage,
went on telling us of our sorrows,
our sorrows remained ours,
Women-led Water Management: Trendsetters in village Marora
Water has gender dimensions. Women and men derive different benefits from its availability, use and management. Although women literally carry water, they are often left out of the decision making process about community water management. Mewat's water scarcity is well-known to the government and organizations working in the area. In an area where women are often confined to four walls of the house, the recently formed women-led water committee in village Marora, just 2 kms away from the district headquarters Nuh, lifts the spirits and capacity of the community. It has a very interesting genesis.
Dear Dr. Ghosh
Thanks for the March 2012 issue of Re-Markings.
I fully endorse your editorial comments on Satanic Verses. In fact, my own experience with this insipid book is exactly same as yours.In 2008, I happened to borrow a copy of this book from a county library in the US and as I carried it, I felt great for having got the opportunity to read a book that made so much of news in India. But despite my best efforts to read through the book, I could not go beyond about fifty pages, for it turned out to be what you call "excruciatingly unenjoyable". Thanks to the "absurdity of banning books that are considered unreadable," many generations of young Indian scholars have been blissfully relieved of the drudgery of reading Satanic Verses!