woman from Kumaon hills

Woman from Kumaon Hills

Woman from Kumaon hills

woman from Kumaon hills
Kumaoni woman at her home

This hardworking woman from Kumaon hills was our loving host. We were her guests for lunch at her home in a faraway hamlet in Kumaon himalayas in the hill state of Uttarakhand. Above all,  she plucked fresh vegetables for us from her small piece of land. As a result, we had a hearty meal with her family which included cattle. This woman from Kumaon hills symbolised the champion woman of rural and remote India. She works hard, fights all odds and even more – looks after the family.  Despite all this, it is noteworthy that she is cheerful.

Above all it is all work, no intellectual bakwas and therefore no awards for being a Woman Achiever !

About Kumaon

Kumaon is one of the two regions of Uttarakhand.  Uttarakhand is the hill state of northern India.  Likewise, the other region of the hill state of Uttarakhand is Garhwal. Kumaon region includes districts of AlmoraBageshwarChampawatNainitalPithoragarh, and Udham Singh Nagar. It has Tibet by its north, Nepal to its east, Uttar Pradesh to its south, and Garhwal by its west. The people of Kumaon are known as Kumaonis and speak the Kumaoni language.

(Kumaon, 2012)

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Milind Vishwas Sathe is the founder of Art India Foundation, a non profit organisation, which runs "Khula Aasmaan" as its flagship project. Khula Aasmaan is a platform for creative expression by children. Khula Aasmaan is free. Milind also runs Indiaart Gallery, the art portal www.indiaart.com and New Media Ventures which is a consulting firm in the area of digital strategy. He is an avid photographer and a blogger. His active interests include travel, photography, cycling, history, media and social transformation projects.

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