The daily chores of running a rural household involve hard work and talent. Many women who do these chores are not appreciated for their skillset. A recent tweet by an IAS officer shows such a skill.
On Wednesday, IAS officer Awanish Sharan posted a video that showed a woman putting cow dung cakes on a wall for them to dry. The woman masterfully throws the cow dung cakes high up on a wall, as they stick on it in a straight vertical line. In many parts of India, cow dung cakes are used as cooking fuel.
While sharing this 15-second clip, Sharan alluded to the woman’s perfect throws and wrote, “Indian basket ball team is searching for her”.
Sharan’s video soon got over 1.1 million views in a day and gathered over 38,000 likes. Many netizens marvelled at the woman’s skills shown in the updated video.
Appreciating her skills, a Twitter user wrote, “If only people are as good as her in their respective work/professions 🙏”. Another person tweeted, “😂We have talent but we don’t respect them.”
However, a few people criticised Sharan’s tweet and accused him of glorifying poverty. Echoing this sentiment, a Twitter user wrote, “Only in INDIA survival skills driven mostly by poverty & hunger is shown off as talent…..the ones who are paid by the GOVT to eradicate poverty & hunger are glorifying the same…..”.
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