Silhouetted against the red-hot evening Sun at Kakkoo, a village in Bikaner’s Nokha Tehsil, is the slender frame of a woman unloading bundles of yarn from a giant truck.
Chhelu is in her late twenties.
There’s a glimmer of pride in Chhelu’s eyes when she recalls a community meeting ten years ago in which she expressed her resolve to land a job at the spinning centre. She could have lived off the magnanimity of her caring kin. But she chose to live with dignity.
Chhelu staved off competition from 50 others to get selected as centre in-charge.
There was no looking back after that.