A story of day and night

How safe is my city? To answer that I have to tell you a story of a day and a night.   I was at one of my regular bus stops waiting for a bus home one day. I had already let go two extremely crowded buses threatening to tip over under the weight of […]Read more

Small town safety

This happened in Silchar (in Assam) a few months ago, right on one of the centrally located streets of the town, in full view of the people on the street and in the busy shops lining both sides of that street, at 12 noon on a weekday. A young woman from a local women’s college [...]Read more

Things have changed……….

People are crazy & the times are strange,   I’m locked in tight, I’m outta range,   I used to care but things have changed.   Yes my friends,  I completely agree with Mr. Bob Dylan when he talks about the crazy strange times. I had one such crazy experience few [...]Read more

How safe is my city?

In Lagos, Nigeria, as I was threatened with loss of life and limb if I dared roll down the windows of my cab in forty-degree heat, I thought longingly of my Bombay, where taxi drivers gave gyan and the wind whipped through broken windows, wiping out the stench of the city. In [...]Read more

Sexism is alive and well. Just ask Google.

Type ‘women should’ into Google search and its autocomplete option throws up a few stomach-churning suggestions, including ‘women should be slaves’ and ‘women should stay in the kitchen’. Conversely, type ‘women shouldn’t’ and once again autocomplete steps in with recommendations [...]Read more

Freedom- freely doomed!

Sitting down and wondering what my first thought this morning was and what followed, I realized I have an extensive mental checklist that can give a running to even the president’s checklist of scheduled meetings.  Having ticked these innumerous imaginary but very-much-there [...]Read more

Darkness Of Delhi’s Nightlife

Delhi-The capital city of India, has been in news now and again for not-so-good reasons. It has even been titled ‘The rape capital’ of India’. Late night ice-creams at India Gate and the uncommon parathas of Chandni Chowk are the brighter sides of the nightlife. But there’s a [...]Read more

Harassment is not confined

Harassment is a blow any girl can suffer anywhere. Harassment is not necessarily an attack by just strangers, it can be an intense assault within the confinements of your house you considered your home. Here I am typing my own story of an account which shook my life and left it [...]Read more

“Free-Fair-Fearless”?!?!?!?!

An age old question is raised again- what drives a man to commit sexual abuse and harassment of women? What kind of pleasure do men derive from the fear, hatred, dislike, contempt, anger, loathing a woman feels when she is subject to harassment? Some excuses have been that the [...]Read more
 

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