By Anupa Kujur
The small factory in Chinna Palam, a coastal village in Rameswaram in Tamil Nadu, amidst the residential houses looked like any other house from outside except for the huge space in front of the house to move around. As you enter the campus, the traditional picture of a shabby low-lighted factory falls apart.
You enter to a warm and bright smiling face of Arokya Rani, 34, one of the workers at the factory. She sits on the floor right in front of the entrance among the colourful pipes and sea-shells with colourless plastic treads knitting them together as hangings.