By Ananya Gupta, IIMPACT Intern

Kavita was one of my first new friends from the village Bandipur in Alwar. She was the first one to walk into the room proceeding to confidently sit down beside me, and started questioning me immediately. I have never been so taken aback before. Visiting centers, I was always the first one to talk incessantly, make jokes to break the ice. For the first time I felt like there was no ice to break, and I was already one of them before I had even uttered a word.