After a long day at work, Kritika, 23 (name changed), prefers to wait for her brother to pick her up from her office in South Extension at 8.30 pm every day. Neelam Pandey and Faizan Haider reports.
I was brought up to believe that the world is by and large a fair place, but that you have to watch out for yourself. I was taught to believe in the system and be prepared for the worst case scenario, always, Gul Panag
She thought the nine years of being a fiercely independent working professional had made her tough. Tough enough to sternly deal with lewd remarks and wolf whistles from strangers. Rhythma Kaul
Sexual harassment is a reality that most women have learnt to live with. Ignoring it, however, won’t make it go away, but may make it even worse. Dr Samir Parikh advises.
Delhi’s 10,000 transgenders, disowned by families, are constantly used as sex toys by men in uniform. A victim said she lost count of the number of times she had been raped by both criminals and cops. Shara Ashraf reports.
When we talk about waking India up, we're talking about waking up a language from its slumber - Hindi can't be used to talk about sex, says an author whose introduction to sexuality began with violence. Palash Krishna Mehrotra
Nearly 15 lakh domestic helps in Delhi lead mundane, insecure lives only because they can't afford to give up or even relocate. They are routinely harassed - on the streets and within homes. Nivedita Khandekar
A British citizen, married into an affluent family in Delhi, shares the trauma she faced at the hands of her husband and father-in-law, both well-placed psychiatrists. Her husband videotaped her and blackmailed her into submission.
She was the privileged first girl child in her family but her innocence ended early. The ordeal still continues. She believed that being a girl was a curse, at least in the kind of society we live in. But she deserved to feel lighter; she needed to unburden herself.
The victim stood up for herself — she divorced her first husband and got her boss arrested. Today, she is happy with her second husband and two kids.
Women are still struggling to feel secure in the city — they are afraid to take buses, don’t stand up for themselves when someone outrages them, and prefer to travel in groups than alone, reports Aakriti Vasudeva
Exactly one month after the Delhi gang rape shook the nation, a college student was allegedly molested on a state-owned Haryana Roadways bus on Tuesday morning while her co-passengers kept watching, amused by the show.
Delhiites are not as heartless as last month’s shocking gang rape made them out to be. Acid attack victim Reenu Sharma’s heart-wrenching story on January 14 moved a dozen readers to offer money to do everything possible to get her vision back.
The victim filed a complaint with the college authorities, who requested her to withdraw the complaint. A similar incident took place again but no action was taken. A student shares her disgust.
Persistent molestation, ridicule and threat to my life did nothing to melt my steely resolve. Then, on February 15, 2006, I was made to pay for my courage when my stalker — a tenant at our Mansarovar Park home in east Delhi — threw acid on my face. Sumit Saxena