Image: rising.globalvoices.org The following was submitted by SMIW reader Shalini Dolai to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. I am from Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. I used to do up and down in a RTC bus to my college, Andhra University. Molestation was a near daily experience in the bus but somehow I managed to brush it aside. Coming […]Read More Getting Used to Indian Culture.
Image: Roberto Trombetta This story was submitted by SMIW reader Meenakshi Ruhela to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. The other day, I was in a public transport and the man sitting next to me wouldn’t stop staring at my breast, I stared back at him he looked away. Honestly, shy Indian men are adorable! Two months ago […]Read More A Life Without Fear
Image: itsmeact.wordpress.com The following is a personal account submitted by SMIW reader Ankita Srivastava to our campaign, #HaveShortsWillSmoke. One late evening, I was in an auto rickshaw going back home. On the road, my auto driver was peeking into another auto’s backseat which obviously alarmed me because one, it’s dangerous to do that on the […]Read More Respect is a Tobacco Stained Street.
Image: Pranaadhika The following was submitting by SMIW reader Pranaadhika Sinha Devburman and is the opening salvo in our brand new campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke – an initiative aimed to protest against a spree of recent incidents curbing and controlling rights, freedom and bodies of women across India. The harassment and public humiliation faced by a woman […]Read More Have Shorts. Will Smoke.
Image: dnaindia.com The following was submitted by SMIW contributor Neelam Kudale. So this happened the other day. I was shopping at Hindustan handicraft exhibition at Kharghar with my mom. While I was at a stall checking out a skirt, I suddenly heard a man at a stall opposite the one I was at, saying loudly […]Read More Stand up to Street Harassment.
Image: everydayfeminism.com The following was submitted by an SMIW contributor who prefers to use the pseudonym Girl on the Street, to our campaign #HaveShortsWillSmoke. Before I begin my story, let me say that it does not really begin today. It begins with the knowledge that, like many of you, I was often too frightened. The fear of […]Read More Indian Doctors and their Language of Morality.