Guwahati, Feb 24, 2008 : Economic compulsions have driven Lakshmi Rani Barman in India"s northeastern city of Guwahati to become an auto rickshaw driver, which is considered strictly a male preserve.
Laksmhi Rani has taken to the profession not by chance but
by choice to eke out a living in the absence of a male member in
the family. Laksmhi Rani has been driving the auto rickshaw for the
last 3 years.