Being a Woman Commuter in Delhi

If you thought that the new apps offered by cab aggregators have made life easier for women commuters in Delhi,  I hope you think again. I travel to work everyday using app-based cab services in Delhi NCR region. After the infamous Uber incident involving violence against a woman travelers, these cab aggregator companies like Ola…

Standing on Shifting Sands of International Women’s Day

The documentary, India’s Daughter, is something I can’t seem to forget, especially when the director of the film says, she did it for women, and meant it as a compliment to India. This feels kind of strange, watching long movie-minutes featuring a rape convict and his lawyers spew venom against the victim and every woman…

International Women’s Day Sounds Hollow

I got up from my bed, looked into the newspaper today, and found hordes of advertisements wishing women today, for International Women’s Day today. Such compliments galore, and I kept thinking, it’s these men who will be going home and abusing their wives, perhaps in the night. Today morning I also read in the papers…

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…