Sonu Gajria, 43, businesswoman, Chembur says she does not wear high heels and travel. Here's more:
I have started taking a lot of precautions and have also instructed my eight-year-old daughter to be safe. Earlier, I would wear high heels and travel, but nowadays, I don’t wear them if I am taking the public transport.
The reason for this is that I think it is unsafe as I won’t be able to escape in them in case of any trouble. I now only wear shoes that are comfortable and convenient.
I also constantly keep in touch with my family every time I am outside, and while travelling in an auto or taxi, I make sure that I am speaking to a family member. This makes me feel safe.
If my friends and I are travelling in the night, we try to make sure that we drive our cars alongside.
When travelling by train, I prefer to travel by the second class compartment in the night because there are more women there.
I am teaching my eight-year-old daughter to also start taking precautions. I have asked her never to enter the elevator if there is a stranger using it. I also discourage her from speaking to strangers.
I also want to buy a pepper spray, and feel that more companies should market such products in all local chemist stores.