Autonomy, Independence, Liberation, and Empowering of Women
At the World Environment Day 2018 exhibition at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi, where we made solar powered tea for guests, we were visited by first one, then a few, and then many women security officers in uniform, in batches, who were a part of the exhibition’s security staff. They were mighty curious, the word had gone around, about a cooking system that uses no fuel, has no flame, the cooktop surfaces are cool despite water boiling, and by the speed at which water boils. With our stand alone and untethered system, power outages are not an issue, and no electricity bills, either. They wanted to know: Where can I buy this? How much will it cost?
Even as they watched the magic of induction cooking with portable and lightweight cooktops, easy to wipe surfaces, no flame, we could read their thoughts: No LPG cylinders, no heavy weight to lug around, no ordering of replacement cylinders each month, and no stress when the cylinder is about to be empty. Here instead was sunlight and a little box doing the job, magic. Independence and autonomy from a complicated system!
We had to patiently explain: This was one of the first of its kind systems, not available in any store, and that commercial availability will take a little time.