In the face from it, Sreeja leads a contented life along with her spouse, two young ones and a pet dog in a cosy two-room stone and concrete town house in this north state.
But prod her just a little, and she starts speaking openly about life in a culture steeped in patriarchy.
“Males here do not allow their females to venture out and work. They just take over. “
She sits inside her small, unkempt yard in Sorkhi in Hissar region, consuming black colored tea and stuffing my face with banana potato chips and neighborhood candies organized on a synthetic seat.