Harassed on a Train… What Do You Do?

This is the kind of story that does not make headlines in newspapers, but is true. It is the kind that may not be discussed too often, but is experienced by most women in India. It was a bright Tuesday afternoon and Priti was on her way home from her class. She enjoyed taking the train home, so as always …

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 …

It’s Time to Have an Actress in a Lead Role

Indian Cinema may not entirely reflect the Indian society but it certainly works as a powerful tool that shapes social engagements, culture and behavior. For millions of Indians, films have been routes to escape the struggles of their daily life and a source of inspiration where the unreal is possible and dreams achievable. Films not only entertain, but can play …