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Lunch with BS: Reema Nanavaty

Swimming against the tide

Anjuli Bhargava 

Which young woman of 21 would want to trade her life of comfort, restaurants and friends, a life wherein everything is provided for, and settle for one replete with struggle even for the basic amenities of life, no friends and even some hostility? That would be Reema Nanavaty, now 51, and SEWA's (Self-Employed Women's Association) director for rural and economic development.

I am meeting the Padma Shri award winner for lunch at Side Wok in Gurgaon, a New Delhi suburb. She has just finished a meeting in the area and has a short window before her next meeting at Delhi's Gol Dak ...

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First Published: Fri, September 02 2016. 21:35 IST