My Ass, Your Eyes

Hi! I am, well you saw my name above, didn’t you? Don’t feel guilty if you missed it. Girls aren’t that big of a deal in India or where I currently live, Delhi. After that gang rape incident last year, I have no reason to feel safe. It’s not that I felt safe before 16th December but that incident has definitely …

Why Rapes Won’t Stop!

By Tushar Jain 22nd December, 2012, saw one of the biggest protests in the history of modern India. On a cold winter morning, thousands of young boys and girls got together near the India Gate to march up to the Rashtrapati Bhawan via the Raisina Hill. As the morning progressed, they were joined by more people of different age groups. …

Why Sayfty?

I was born and raised in a small town in India, called Kanpur. My father, the loving man that he is, is also very protective by nature. Right from the beginning I was sent to an all girls convent school. The idea was to always protect me and provide me with a safe and disciplined environment. Growing up, my parents …

On This Raksha Bandhan, Let Us Become Lesser Brothers

By Nihal Parashar India is celebrating Raksha Bandhan today, a festival that forms an integral part of the culture of India, which we always boast about. Raksha Bandhan or the ‘Tie of Protection’ is thread of love and affection which sisters tie on the hand of brothers, asking to protect her always. My sister has always tied a thread on my …

Do you know about the Two Finger Test?

Before 1979, United Kingdom followed a protocol for medical examination of women who were immigrating to their country to marry their fiancées. This protocol would have gone on forever if an Indian woman hadn’t raised her voice after being examined in a manner which not only breached her privacy but also insulted her dignity. On 24th January, 1979, an Indian woman …