My friend from Staff college on his way to Korea stopped over to meet me. He had a potent observation that girls from hill areas have lovlier calves and thighs. I asked him how he was so sure ? He replied that having spent some time in India and travelled the length and breadth of the country he had observed this.
Much later I mused on what my friend had said and on a visit to Darjeeling the words of my American friend were proved true. There is no doubt that compared to the plains women residing in the hot plainsof India , the girls residing up in the mountains have more rounded calves and legs.
What could be the reason for this ? The fact relates to exercise of the calves and legs. Women who stay in mountainous areas have a lot of climbing up and down to do. This is one of the reasons as their legs are exercised vigorously and the result is sturdier and more beautiful legs. Over the centuries this has resulted in women from the hill
To match the beauty of the legs of the hill tribes, it is imperative that girls from the plains work hard at their legs. That means doing running, jumping and skipping. You don't need to go to a gym for this and even agirl of modest means can do these exercises at home. I agree the question of diet will come up. With rampant discrimination against the girl child where milk is given to the boys and not to girls is a draw back. This is where the NGO's and the government come in.
Hill tribes like in Nagaland and Mizoram look after their women better. In fact in Meghalaya its a matriach society where the property is inherited by the youngest daughter. They are thus better off. But girls in the plains will have to rise themselves and move forward. there is no other way.