It has been 10 years since I got married and moved here. That day onwards, I didn’t have a single night of proper sleep for a very long time. I needed to make midnight treks to the village borewell to fetch water for the next day. Life had become a long unending night. Every day was a punishing 2 km trek through dirt and dry bush. I used to fill 10 litres in steel vessels in one trip and haul it back home on foot. Sometimes this meant missing out on household chores. Now with a household tap connection, I save enough time for attending to my family needs. Not to mention, ab neend bahut achi aati hain (I can sleep peacefully now).