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Most women in India are defined by being a wife, a daughter, or a mother. If she were to stop playing these roles for any reason, there could be an identity conflict that would force her to redefine herself.
I wanted to explore that conflict - which may come both with liberation and guilt - through this story about an interaction between a recently widowed woman who gets a haircut, and her hairstylist.
I'm interested in the connection between strangers which maybe brief, but are meaningful, and wanted to bring that out through the conversation between these two characters.

Nitya Misra

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