“Communication” is the buzz word these days. Perhaps, it has always been. Imagine, going to a workplace and not being able to sound pleasant. Or coming home and not able to praise your partner.
Whenever I think of perspective, there is no better way to enhance it than by books. Books have shaped the way I think, I behave, I action and therefore the way I live.
But, there are certain books which provides unconventional views, widening our line of thought. They stand out as showing a very different angle to our standard beliefs and thus challenge our norms of existence.
Close to the city of Paithan, in a small village called Sauviragram, which lay along the banks of the great river Godavari, lived a woman named Ilaa. Being cotton farmers, her family was well to do, but not among the richest in their area. It was the harvest season, and cotton had to be picked from the plants. The wholesalers and traders from Paithan would be arriving in just a few weeks, carrying gold and goods for barter. They would exchange what they carried for the cotton that the farmers grew. The bales of cotton had to be ready in time! Work was at its peak!
There were people like her on television one day. One of them looked like her, one of them was darker, another was taller than her and the last one had an exceptionally cute smile. But, it was the message that made the maximum impact. All of them are beautiful because they are women.