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Anjana is standing in front of a man-size mirror. A picture is deeply rooted in her eyes. Her drunkard father, completely lost in intoxication, raining perpatuating blows on her ailing mother on bed who gave birth to a baby recently. A painful cry, mother's restlessness and ultimately her becoming silent. Anjana is frightened to think about it.
Second picture is of her newly married neighbor Nirmala who was brunt for not bringing dowry.
"I shall never marry-never" -cried she. "Through out the whole life"-asked the mirror. " yes, yes."
"Protection?" "In my arms." "Money?"
"I shall earn it."
"Physical need' where to satisfy?" "Thousand ways"
"Not thought of-If needed it can be---" "For all this why not a husband?"
"No, I can never be slave to anybody."
Anjana puts her palm on the reflection which appeared in the mirror.