14 July 2005

Blank noise

Jasmeen Patheja has started a protest in Bangalore against eve-teasing. All the best, Jasmeen. Long overdue project. Visit her site here: http://blanknoiseproject.blogspot.com (For some reason, the hyperlink button is not working. So, sorry, you'll have to copy and paste the links till then.)

Today's Deccan Herald has a story on her here: http://www.deccanherald.com/deccanherald/jul142005/metrothurs1648422005713.asp

I thought for a long time about my own experiences. How my mom and now my mom-in-law ask me to wear a dupatta on some 'bad' steets, and I tell them that the dress does not matter. It has to be a woman, that's all. I remembered my experiences in crowded buses, the dodging on busy roads, especially the footpath on Brigade Road.

I usually keep staring at the lech until he looks away. In buses, I push them back with all my might, and give them a warning look. Till now, they have taken the hint, and stepped back. But they are there all the time, everywhere. No wonder, we get used to it. Thanks, Jasmeen, for reminding me that eve teasing is not OK.

11 July 2005

Hemangini's train journey

Guess I read this pretty late. So, if you havent already read Hemangini's story, read it here: http://hemanginigupta.blogspot.com/2005/06/train-to-chennai.html

04 July 2005



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