I had to leave my job and shift to Bangalore . I was impressed the way he had tried to make me comfortable by enrolling me for the Environmental law program in National Law School Bangalore as I was always career oriented and assertive . So had something to fall back upon as I left my job !' It was a wonderful home coming to Bangalore and all his seniors and their families took great care of me . I joined Arghyam a Rohini and Nandan Nilikieni foundation a project officer and did studies and and work together !!
I learnt a lot while working there as my projects involved Water and Sanitation.i travelled places mostly interiors where ever I had my projects . The whole of Karnataka , Bihar , Orissa , a few in the north and many more such projects !
It is then that I learned how blessed we are .. Every day is a struggle for Women who walk long distances in search of water .. Water is so important! And also that water and Sanitation are inseparable!! How people form self help groups and found sustainable means of conserving water especially the drinking water !!
I somehow got through the Phd entrance in the National Law school and enrolled for it . That was one of the happiest day of my life as I was from a non legal background and it was a difficult interdisciplinary entry .. Environmental Law , where again I worked on Water especially the lakes of the Bangalore area and how law can help conserve these water bodies .
Soon days flew by and there was time for a change .. Yes we had to shift to Mumbai , the city of dreams .. Though I always loved Mumbai but was little sad leaving behind my Phd half done that too from a premier institute like NLS but again staying together for me was more important than anything else in this world ...
What say dears ??! How many of you have chosen staying together and choosing family over work ...when work demanded to stay away ??! Of course it's a tough decision !!
Note# in the picture a few of my colleagues in blore with Rohini Nilkeiani..and a picture during thefiekd visit to a small village in Bihar...