One lady who is particularly militant and also an examiner of women drivers who are being trained by an NGO to take up driving as a career declared that she had many more battles to fight in the struggle for women's liberation and she did not want to die early in an accident while driving up and down the hilly roads!!! She discouraged all the others who Subhadra had contacted and by late night everyone had backed out considering the trip to be a risky enterprise. However, Subhadra did not get to know of this because her cell phone had been rendered silent by her son Ishaan who regularly uses it for accessing the internet. This is because he does not have a smart phone as Subhadra has said that he should concentrate on his studies instead of surfing the net on a phone. So Subhadra got to know of the sabotage to her plans only in the morning when she put the phone back on full sound. She scolded her son and then finally gave in and asked me to buy him a smart phone so that he did not tinker with her smartphone and mess up her plans!!! Patriarchy insinuates itself in a myriad ways!!!
Subhadra was not one to give up so easily, however, and so she began phoning up her friends again in the morning. She played a master stroke by getting in touch with two young women who had graduated from the driving school. Even though these women too had never driven a car up and down a hill road they were keen to get the experience of doing so to add to their skills as drivers and enhance their careers. So finally after a lot of hemming and hawing Subhadra and six other women including the two young drivers set off in two cars from Indore through the picturesque Vindhyas for a feminist conclave to celebrate the first corn on her farm.