Kusum Taware

By Asmita Javdekar in Experiences
Updated 17:57 IST Jul 06, 2019

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I was on my #100humanencounters prowl this morning when I chanced upon a vendor selling giant jackfruits.

Kusum Taware has been selling fruits for the last 26years. Her work hours are 9am to 9pm. I asked her how she managed her children when they were younger.
Her reply was simple, “We do not pamper children like you people, they understand the need of the moment and rise up to the occasion. I had to work to support our family financially. My daughter started cooking when she was in 2nd grade. Her younger brothers shared the household responsibilities as well. Also, we live in a community where neighbours watch out for each other. 
Things are way different now. My daughter’s children study in an English medium school, my son is a gym trainer and the youngest works in an IT company.
I don’t need to work for money anymore but after so many years my body doesn’t know how to function without this routine.”

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