Intolerant in Delhi

‘You have to know somebody here, to be taken seriously’ was the first piece of advice I heard when I had reached Delhi five years back. Needless to say, it had filled me with trepidation about this city, a chill that had refused to dissolve for quite some time. And then I simply forgot all…

Desperate in Delhi

In last fortnight my country, and my city, has been part of massive protest rallies against a recent gang rape, the viciousness of which has shaken our very core. In spite of all the medical support, the rape victim did not survive, which made us broken hearted, scared and shaken. If there was one thing…

Violence against Women in Delhi

October is Violence against Women Awareness Month Living in Delhi has made me more aware of my security. The fact that anything can happen to me, or my daughter anytime, is a sobering thought. No, that doesn’t mean that I live under a threat, or can’t step out of my house. No, certainly not. But…