My opinion

 

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
 

“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

Brothel No. 64

I once visited GB road area which is near the New Delhi Railway station. Lot of my pervert friends suggested me to pay a visit. Roaming there casually, I initially saw 2-3 Police check posts and a primary school which puzzled me if it was really the Biggest Red Light Area of [...]Read more
 

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