Panchkunwar Kairvat tells us more about her life and views
Q How do you think you look?
A I don’t feel beautiful right now as I have become darker over time. I used to be much fairer
Q Do you vote?
A Yes. For all elections, right from Panchayat, Vidhan Sabha to Lok Sabha
Q Who do you vote for?
A Congress. I vote for Rajiv, Sonia Gandhi and their son Sanjay. We won our freedom because of Mahatma Gandhi, and that’s
why we vote for his family
Q Which place would you like to see in India?
A Delhi, India Gate in particular
Q Would you like your kids to study?
A Yes yes, definitely
Q Do you read newspapers?
A One can either work or read newspapers
Q Do you want to have more kids?
A Two children are too many
Q Have you ever been on a train?
Q What is your wardrobe like?
A I have seven saris, one pair of chappals and one pair of sandals
Q Have you ever worn lipstick?
A No. My husband doesn’t like it. He curses women who wear it
Q What do you do with your monthly earnings?
A Most of our money goes up in chai-nashta. We keep the remaining 700 to 800 rupees floating by lending it to someone
Q Would you approve of inter-caste marriage?
A If you marry someone outside your caste, you become an outcaste. I can see the reasons behind marrying outside one’s own caste, though
Q Have you come across Eid or Christmas?
Q Have you been to a cinema hall?
A Yes, twice. I saw one Hindi film (Koi Mil Gaya) and a Chhattisgarhi one (‘Don’t forget your parents’)