Why Bengaluru’s Men Felt Entitled To Molest Women That Night

December 31, 2016 will go down in the memories of Bangaloreans as a very sad day to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. A city that always prided itself on being bold, progressive and safe for women proved to be a nightmare. On New Year's Eve, over 2 lakh people took the Metro and thousands of people converged on [...]

By | 2017-01-21T12:59:40+00:00 January 21st, 2017|Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|0 Comments

POCSO through the eyes of a 16 year old

The Protection of Child from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has become a commonly heard term when it comes to child safety all over India. Being a 16 year old  it brings me a sense of comfort. But there exists several shortcomings. The first is to understand that POCSO cases need to be handled very differently compared to usual cases. This [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:59:07+00:00 September 15th, 2016|Categories: Child Safety, Women Safety|0 Comments

Woman Being Objectified In The Media

“The media is the message and the messenger, and increasingly a powerful one.” – Patricia Mitchell, Former President & CEO, PBS The mass media has normalized looking at women’s bodies as objects and we consumers seem not to care. Two weekends ago I was at the NH7 Weekender in New Delhi, moving to the tunes of DJ Nucleya and grooving [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:59:09+00:00 January 8th, 2015|Categories: Women Safety|0 Comments

I will Not be just Another Crime Report

I was interning in Bangalore during May-June 2014, staying in this PG in Shanthi Nagar. I had acquired the place by pre-paying a sum of INR 9,500 for a two sharing bedroom with a TV and breakfast-lunch and dinner facilities. I was appalled at what happened when I got there. On this one day my manager let me go by [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:59:12+00:00 November 4th, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|0 Comments

Do you want to be the change?

All of Bangalore was rocked last week by the shocking news of an innocent six-year old being raped in her school. Our newspapers scream child rape and molestation every single day. Not to mention women being raped in every corner of the country. Only, they scream from the pages that do not technically make “headlines”. So, what was different about [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:59:12+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Child Safety, Women Safety|0 Comments

Speak Out

I’m 30 years old. I’m a travel columnist who has had the fortune to travel widely across South-East Asia, Central America and India. Many a time, readers ask me how my family and I were brave enough to live in El Salvador or travel to Nicaragua. “Aren’t they dangerous places?” They ask.Sure, some of the regions we’ve visited do have [...]

By | 2016-10-19T14:59:12+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Categories: B.SAFE, Women Safety|0 Comments