In recent years, a quiet matriarchal revolution has been building at the foothills of the Himalayas [Maria de la Guardia/Al Jazeera]
Uttarakhand, India – When seven women in the remote mountain village of Ranikhet first met Mala Srikanth, they stood with their heads down.
Srikanth was a divorcee, retired doctor, ex-military, single mother of two daughters – and wore jeans. In this northern Indian community, all of this was unfathomable.
The women had come from poor backgrounds and