Jageed, Rajasthan: Feminist, socialist, secularist and social activist Mayuri Bornali is a busy person. Every month she spends 15 days in London party circuit and rest 15 days in Jageed a small village in Rajasthan where she works on water-conservation projects working closely with some leading construction companies. We caught up with her during her brief stay at a 5 star hotel in Mumbai.
FN Reporter: Hello Ma’am
Mayuri Bornali: Namashkaar, kaise hain aap? Did I say it right in Hindi?
Reporter: Yes, I am good, and yes you said it right, but there was some accent.
Mayuri: Oh yaa, actually I have stayed in Delhi all my life but from past 3 months I have been moving between Dallas, LA, London and Capetown for my social consulting projects, hence the accent.
Reporter: Ok, no problem. Nice pendant in your neck by the way.
Mayuri: Thanks, it’s a gift … …. , oh wait a sec, you were looking at the pendant … or were you looking at something else?
Reporter: Wait what? I just looked at the pendant.
Mayuri: You don’t get any ideas mister.
Reporter: Seriously ma’am, with all due respect. …
Mayuri: Yeah yeah when you guys are caught you start talking about respect and honor. You rape women, you burn them, you torture them. For you they are nothing but a sex object, whom you can loot in everyway possible and then cast them aside like a toy. You don’t care about her feelings emotions, dreams, aspirations and … and .. oh sorry I just forgot the remaining words. I have memorized these lines a multiple times just that I forget them mid-way. But yes in a nut-shell all men disrespect all women, each one of them.
Reporter: Ma’am I assure you there is nothing like that.
Mayuri: No but all you men, you all are dogs.
Reporter: All of us? Even your father and brother?
Mayuri: No not them. They are not.
Reporter: Ok so not “all”.
Mayuri: Yes and definitely not “Daniel Craig”, he is the real man.
Reporter: He is?
Mayuri: Yeah the way he emerges out of the blue sea in those dark blue trunks and looks lovingly at Eva Green with those aquamarine eyes. Only a real man is capable of that loving gaze, full of rapture and blind love.
Reporter: Quantum of Solace.
Mayuri: Ohhh … I just slip into another plane of surreal existence when I think of Daniel. Except him, I hate all men.
Reporter: All? Again?
Mayuri: Well yeah you can exclude Milind Soman too. He is one hot bod.
Reporter: Hot bod?
Mayuri: Yeah he is a real hot body [*chews her lower lip*] .. even at this age … his toned muscles … his shiny skin .. his whole body … I just crave for his body … he is the real man … other than him I hate all men … because they all just objectify women, for them women is nothing but a hot body, a piece of meat which they crave for.
Mayuri: Yes, but Milind .. oh my God. I think I need to pour myself some bourbon.
Reporter: Are you alright? You seem drowsy all of a sudden.
Mayuri: Yesss, I am, I think I need some time alone.
Reporter: Okay, I wanted to talk about some of the projects you are …
Mayuri: Later please, just leave me alone right now .. please …
Reporter: Oh ok, well I’ll take my leave then.
Mayuri: Yess Milind … yes.
Reporter: Thanks for your time.