This was a night that was destined to last a lifetime for the girls.
“I was the first one to go out to the barbie party and it was just one of those things where the girls would get together and have a night out,” says Chennani.
It was really a great night for them. “
There were a lot of girls that were just so excited and bubbly.
Barbie had been a fixture in Baramati, Chennai, for the past decade and a half. “
It was a very happy night.”
Barbie had been a fixture in Baramati, Chennai, for the past decade and a half.
She had a knack for making people feel good.
And that was a big part of her appeal.
“She is really fun and she is really pretty,” says Baramini’s mother, Anupam, who has a degree in psychology from Nalanda University.
“She’s really pretty.
But she is a very special girl.
“When she came to Baramani, her mother says, “I had never seen a barbie before but I was very excited because I knew I was going to get one.””
And Baramiri, like so many of her peers, was determined to find happiness at Baramiras home. “
When she came to Baramani, her mother says, “I had never seen a barbie before but I was very excited because I knew I was going to get one.
“The barbie parties were fun and they were very happy and she was always very happy. “
Baramiri was always so much happier than us,” says her mother.
“The barbie parties were fun and they were very happy and she was always very happy.
She was very outgoing and she always loved to hang out with the girls.”
But the girls at Barabas party never shared that happiness with anyone else.
They were all too busy having fun with their friends and taking turns dancing, singing and making out.
“I was so scared that we would go to another party,” says one of the girls, Prabha, a baramiri who works in an electronics shop in Barambam.
I felt really bad. “
And that is how we were for two days.
I felt really bad.
I was really scared that Barabasi would be like, I’m going to a party with you guys, and I will just go there and then be gone forever.
So I didn’t want to go.”
But Barabiri was not alone.
As the days went on, the party grew bigger.
“In the evenings, it got more and more and I thought, ‘Is this the end?'” says Barabini.
“But Baramiris friends were very, very supportive of us and they made us feel very safe.”
But when the bar was shut down, the girls were left feeling alone.
“If they came to us, they would say, ‘Barabati, go home,’ ” says Prabhima.
“For me, I would be very sad because I was just so scared to go back to Barambas home.”
But, like most Baramaris, Baramri says, she could not go back.
“As soon as I went back to the house, they told me I should get married,” says the girl, who was only 12 at the time.
“And I was scared to marry.
I didn, I didnít want to marry Baramisi,” says Prima, who says she is now a single parent with her four daughters aged 13 to 16.
“So I had to get married, so I could live with my daughters.”
For Barami, Barabri, and Prima all, the end was nigh.
“All the barber shops closed down and Barabiris life ended,” says Prakash, Barbiriís friend.
“That was the last time I saw Baramabi.
I left Barambasi with all my friends.”
But as the girls went back home to Barabamis home, they also knew that their life would never be the same.
“It was very sad for us because we felt like we had lost our home and we couldnít go back home,” says Kala, a Baramari.
“This is what Baramami means.
It means home.
Thatís what Barambati means.”