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Rashi and Asha were sisters but they were also the best of friends. Though Rashi was two years older, they had done everything together – eat, play, go to school, fetch water for the house, cook, clean and take care of their Ma and Baba. Their parents had wanted boys who could take over farming from Baba but destiny had other plans. Ma had complications during Asha’s birth and couldn’t conceive again. Baba and Ma had regular fights after the two girls were born and Baba beat her from time to time for not giving him sons. He would get drunk, lament over his fate and in his rage and frustration, bring havoc. The girls couldn’t understand why their father was so angry. But they accepted it and went on with their lives till Rashi hit puberty.

Ma and Baba would now have to spend money for…

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