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RSS FeedsBurning the midnight oil for a bucket of water
(WorldNews India)

 
 

15 april 2019 05:46:13

 
Burning the midnight oil for a bucket of water
(WorldNews India)
 




MAHISMAL (NASHIK DIST): Life has been a series of miserable summers for Paribai Waghmare. The 55-year-old hasn´t had a proper night´s sleep ever since she got married 30 years ago and moved to Mahismal, a Nashik hamlet. Every day is a punishing 2km trek through dirt and dry brush to a pit in which groundwater collects to form a pool. She fills about 10 litres in her steel vessels. After that, it´s an uphill haul home on foot. Sometimes, the expedition can take as much as five hours if another group gets there first. The waterhole Paribai frequents is called Karakalicha Nala - a remnant of what was once a stream. What`s visible today is a tiny pool of water hidden by tree canopies that...
 
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