Getting Used to Indian Culture.

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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 […]

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A Life Without Fear

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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 […]

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Respect is a Tobacco Stained Street.

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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 […]

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Have Shorts. Will Smoke.

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 […]

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Stand up to Street Harassment.

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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 […]

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Indian Doctors and their Language of Morality.

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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 […]

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