Mirra Alfassa not only influenced thousands of followers as ‘The Mother’ whom Sri Aurobindo had anointed as his spiritual successor, she also had a role to play in Indira Gandhi’s decision to go to war with Pakistan in 1971.
Change isn’t easy. It leaves you feeling strangely excited but also a little bit confused, says Liz Deacle, whose family of four gave up their ‘settled’ lives and have been travelling around the world in the past year.
Atikaa Ahluwalia was educated, well-travelled and worked in fashion. She also had to face partner violence. Her credentials only made it harder for her agony to be taken seriously by the powers that be.