The rural gym

On state highways in most parts of northern India, women can be seen in groups near hand pumps, filling water for drinking at home, Yes, the water supply has reached most streets in villages, but the water that is considered best for drinking is the ground water from the sub-soil. While those in the urban areas drive to the gym, these ladies get their work out from the walking, pumping for water and hoisting and carrying the water over their heads…while the urban population goes to enclosed, sweaty (often smelly!) indoor gyms, the rural folk get their exercise, unknowingly, out of necessity, in the great outdoors……their faces are covered for the most part because of an age old custom.. the invaders generally came in from the north and carried off the beautiful women!

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