Monthly Archives: June 2010

Hamari Pathri

After years of being harrowed by train travel, I have come to realise that in segregation lie a lot of answers to the problems of train travel in India for women.No lechering, unwarranted sexual attention and speculation on being a lone traveler. I think that my experiences will resound in those of a lot of women who travel by trains in India for work, or higher education or just for the sake of travel, be it hours of back breaking agony in having to bear excruciating sexual confrontation, or staring, or having to put up with advances again and again…

I set-up this facebook group in order to campaign for separate women’s bogies or compartments for long distance train travel in India.Join us to help see this through!

Partners in crime

What happens when you are set -up against a person barely worthy of your example?I think that I have just come through a difficult conundrum.

And is actually happening.This woman who according to me is a criminal who should be brought to the book, is actually celebrating the launch of a book. I think that people should boycott both the ‘book’ and the ‘author’ in question.

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So this is a book about a blog.I wish I didn’t have to do this but there will be blogs and there will be books.

And the subtitle of the book is, now this is telling, ‘Bantering with Bandits’! Not that one expects such a person to adopt a moralistic stance, at least she admits to the company she keeps.It is indeed your ‘known turf’.

And I want to wash my hands off this and get some precious peace of mind.Get off my back!