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The Thiruvalluvar statue came a decade ago. Indian women continue to lead in different walks of life. Calls like this are usual for the the six-member team at the Tata Institute of Social Science?” said the mother.Even government-run free schools for underprivileged kids are not within their reach “Nothing in the world is free for the poor and money is required for everything They want papers (birth certificates) for their admission in schools Where will I get those papers They were all born at our home” she said As the evening nears the shadows grow smaller and lights come on inside Wave One a soon-be-inaugurated 41-storey building near the metro station With most of the roses sold the family prepares to leave for home Today was a good day for business They hope Valentine’s Day would double their sales Selling flowers at the metro station has been challenging for the mother and her girls Police and metro authorities occasionally chase them away for employing minors The mother pleads helplessness and says it is the only dignified way to earn a livingHamirpur:Residents of Gusiyari village in drought-hit Bundelkhand have for decades relied upon a single well for drinking water Close to 10000 people have no other source of water in the area But what wouldhappen if one day this solitary well dries up Will the entire village be forced to evacuate Or will the villagers be left to fend for themselves It seems that no one has ever given a serious thought to this question; the political class that can actually do something about it has been apathetic During every election promises are made only to be broken A candidate gets elected each election to represent the people of this village in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly but never looks back at his voters and life moves on This Hamirpur district village that has over 3000 registered voters is one of the many in the region that had faced the wrath of one of the worst droughts in the summer of 2016 But despite drawing a lot of attention in the media and high decibel debates in the Assembly no concrete steps have been taken till date The solitary well located some three km from the village is almost a 100 years old and has been the only safeguard for the villagers during the droughts Hamirpur pits dug in fields Be it schoolgoing children farmers or the elderly everyone can be seen fetching water from the well with buckets pots and plastic containers It is a routine exercise for all irrespective of age Change of legislators ministers governments and no amount of public demand has changed the destiny of this village All of the other 40-odd wells in the village are dried up and water from the dozen hand pumps installed can’t be consumed due to high salinity “This well has been our only source of drinking water for decades There is only one pond here and we use it for other purposes as well The water from hand pumps can’t be consumed neither for drinking nor for washing clothes due to high salinity Irrespective of caste and religion we all consider this well as an object of worship as it’s our lifeline God forbid but if this well dries up some day we don’t know what will happen to us But we know it won’t” local resident Sagir Ahmed toldFirstpost There is a folklore in Gusiyari that long back the villagers refused to give water to afakirand as a result he cursed them that the groundwater would become saline and nobody would be able to consume it “But after the villagers pleaded with the fakir he blessed them that only the well outside the village would supply ‘sweet water’ perennially We’re still living that curse and for decades we’ve got accustomed to it There is no discrimination among villagers on the basis of caste and religion and this single water source is as pure as water from a purifier” said Rekha Gupta owner of a small grocery shop while offering a glass of water (of the well) to this correspondent Gusiyari village which has 90 percent Muslims and 10 percent Hindu Brahmins and Dalits symbolises the acute water crisis in the Bundelkhand region The story is almost similar in neighbouring villages and districts However this village stands out as no other village has this high salinity in the groundwater and political apathy has compelled the villagers to manage with this single source of water According to scientists the salinity in the water in this Hamirpur village is due to underground rocks in a radius of six km The water of the well is consumable as it is in proximity to River Shyam Today the villagers have no hope from any political leader or party In 2012 Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi came to the village and assured people that their problems would be sorted The solitary well at Gusiyari village in Hamirpur is the only source of drinking water for 10000 people Traditionally Hamirpur has been a BJP bastion with the majority of the population belonging to the SC category At present the sitting MLA of Hamirpur is Shivcharan Prajapati from the (BSP) who according to the villagers has never visited them since getting elected However this time his son Manoj Kumar Prajapati is in fray along with BJP’s Ashok Chandel an ex-BSP leader known as ‘muscle-man’ and Sanjay Dixit from Congress “Rahul Gandhi came and assured us but nothing happened Our MLA never visited us in the last five years Now his son who’s contesting told us to forget what couldn’t be done and vote for him assuring of solving the crisis But we know who-so-ever wins he won’t do anything We’ve been demanding to lay a pipeline connected to Shyam river and draw water from there with a reservoir inside the village Our chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has introduced several welfare measures but our representatives in the government from this region are blind towards our water crisis” said Ghulam Farid a local farmer Besides political apathy local administration too has chosen to remain silent over the crisis In a bid to combat the drought the state government had ordered the construction of 2000 ponds in the region But at the ground level one can see that the so-called ponds are nothing but big pits dug on agriculture fields with no water “The ponds have been dug for the sake of it. they are of no use because there’s no catchment area only mere pits Rainwater can hardly flow into it so now they are dry and parched We’re unable to provide water for our cattle” remarked Haneef Khan a 60-year-old farmer The villagers face another sociological problem due to the water crisis Getting a bride has become difficult for eligible bachelors of the village “No father would like to get his daughter married in this village knowing that the girl will have to fetch water by covering six km to and fro every day especially under scorching heat in the summers” remarked Badruddin an old village herdsman However another sociological evil exists at Gusiyari in the form of untouchability which reminds us of eminent Hindi literatteur Munshi Premchand’s story‘Thakur ka Kuan’(Thakur’s well) About three-fourth of the families of Basora or Valmiki community (sanitation workers) live on the outskirts of this village Though the villagers claim communal harmony and non-discrimination the people from this community are not allowed to climb the pedestal of the well and fetch water by using a rope and bucket inside the well “We stand below and others pour water into our containers We are not allowed to climb the pedestal and fetch water directly This is an age old tradition and there is no politics in this The problem here is of water scarcity and not tradition” a member of the Basora community added Right now the only options before the Gusiyari villagers is to pray to the heavens that the well doesn’t dry up in the forthcoming summer or to rely on the new government to be formed in Uttar Pradesh Written by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: June 10 2017 3:11 pm The chemistry between Gal Gadot and Chris Pine is fresh and palpable Some of the great scenes in Wonder Woman belong to these two brilliant actors Related News It’s hard not to smile when Gal Gadot and Chris Pine share screen space in Wonder Woman You quickly know that this is a rarity There is a dream-like quality to their relationship You sense a sweet mix of awkwardness and attraction between them From their first meeting on the shores of Thymyscira you know there is a rare spark between two actors and you forget you are watching a superhero movie The moment they set eyes on each other the film acquires a different tone Wonder Woman was always going to be the story of Diana Prince (played by wonderful Gal Gadot) who will one day realise her destiny Growing up in the land of Amazonian women Diana is trained for the looming war She is warm affectionate and sincere In a way she is idealistic and sees the world in black and white Steve Trever ( played by Chris Pine) a spy pilot was always going to be her sidekick a sort of instrument to help her achieve her destiny Thank the writers for making Steve a fully fleshed out character In some scenes when Chris has little to do he sees Gal in wonder infatuated by her beauty (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Pictures via AP) In Wonder Woman Diana and Steve feel more like companions and travellers rather than two warriors fighting side by side on a mission If Steve will need Diana’s superpowers to save the world from deadly chemical weapons Diana will also heavily lean on Steve to shift her understanding of a more practical world Steve is an archetype of a man who is humble affable warm and chivalrous who is ready to take a step behind and create a space for Wonder Woman He is not insecure and jealous of strong women In that sense the film goes a long way to highlight a different more bright charming side of masculinity It’s not as if Hollywood has not portrayed men in that light but here it feels fresh and almost new What would Wonder Woman be without Steve’s ultimate sacrifice Chris has played the character of Steve with so much subtlety that eventually you end up vouching for him The movie sets out as Diana dives into the sea to save the life of Steve who crash-lands on the shores of Amazonian island As they exchange the first few words you know they will be fun to watch together Since Diana is idealistic and has a sense of purpose we always see Steve reacting to her views about the world Chris moulds his face into a curious blank funny warm patient and sometimes a goofy one as he responds to Gal’s idealistic worldviews before they sail out to the world engulfed in war When Gal catches Chris naked as he comes out of the bathtub the scene is almost comic with a subtle hint of attraction that lingers there When Gal says “I am the man who is going to kill Ares- the war god to save this world” Chris listens patiently rolling his eyes and knowing he can’t do much But you don’t see him scoff at Gal’s big plans to save the world Steve is an archetype of a man who is humble affable warm and chivalrous who is ready to take a step behind and create a space for Wonder Woman (Clay Enos/Warner Bros Entertainment via AP) During their boat ride to London Chris and Gal flirt and talk indirectly about their attraction In Gal’s world babies are carved out of clay Her knowledge about sex and marriage is purely academic Chris is more worldly practical and cynical here You can’t help adoring him when he says “The world where I come from I am not average” trying to establish his esteem The scene is both humorous and romantic As they arrive in London we see Gal struggling with gender roles Gal is not used to taking orders from men what she should do or what she shouldn’t Here also we see Chris’s deadpan humour providing a fine balance to Gal’s superpowers In some scenes when Chris has little to do he sees Gal in wonder infatuated by her beauty However Chris is as much a hero of his own world as Gal Chris is an above average spy (in his own words) who must do things in order to save the day ( if not the world) Chris perfectly embodies an ordinary human who is cynical practical and goofy but rises to the occasion when demanded Chris has played the character of Steve with so much subtlety that eventually you end up vouching for him(Clay Enos/Warner Bros Entertainment via AP) The romance between Chris and Gal harks back to the old school of Hollywood There is a world of Casablanca Roman Holiday and even a Pretty Woman you could easily stumble on in Wonder Woman Chris falls in love with Gal and by doing so he shows her a different side of humanity that will eventually guide her to her destiny There is a scene where Gal and Chris are dancing in snowfall and Gal asks Chris “What do people do when there is no war” Chris’s remark is simple yet profound “Well they have breakfast and make babies” he says as they sway back and forth in the snowfall When was the last time we saw two actors making simple and mundane things looked so delightful and romantic Gal Gadot is gorgeous and lovable She exudes a charm and innocence that’s sadly become so rare in superstars today Which brings me to the word ‘chemistry’ in a Hollywood movie Watching Wonder Woman reminds you that it has been a long time since you saw two actors bringing alive the word ‘chemistry’ on screen Even the kiss between Gal and Chris is not hurried and when it happens you know it has been earned Their romance makes Wonder Woman a buoyant force gliding you in and out of its innumerable moments packed with a rare sense of humour and romance Gal Gadot is gorgeous and lovable She exudes a charm and innocence that’s sadly become so rare in superstars today The chemistry between Gal and Chris is fresh and palpable Some of the great scenes in Wonder Woman belong to these two brilliant actors But the romance is never the highlight of Wonder Woman It acts as a shy child who wants to remain in the background but you can’t miss his mischievous smile You want to see more of it The moment you realise it’s romance not superpower antics that makes you sit up straight in your seat it’s too late We are already deep into the world of Diana and Steve and you don’t want their romance to end But sadly the movie realises it’s about a superhero and that light breezy romance ends too soon For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Ludhiana | Updated: July 26 2017 1:01 am SP (D) Harinder Singh confirmed the arrest (Representational Photo) Related News The Sangrur police Tuesday arrested Didar Singh an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with the Railway Police on charges of eve teasing and hurting religious sentiments of an Amritdhari girl According to the police the girl was travelling in a PRTC bus and was going from Dirba in Sangrur to Patran in Patiala after attending college classes and the ASI was also travelling in the same bus As per the girl’s complaint the man was drunk at the time When she asked him to sit at some distance from her he allegedly misbehaved with her The ASI was later arrested by Sangrur police SP (D) Harinder Singh confirmed this For all the latest Ludhiana News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: January 25 2012 12:31 pm Related News A co-star has accused controversial Pakistan actress Veena Malik turning a fight sequence for their film ‘real’ She said Malik injured her while shooting for Mumbai 125. 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