Seven years, for seven years, I lived in Delhi; yes that notorious city which we all know is extremely popular for its nuisance behaviour towards women. But not once in those seven years, had I faced or come across an incident where anything unnerving happened with me. I have never even added anything ever to the debate about New Delhi being safe of unsafe. If you are already asking yourself WHY? Then to be honest I don’t know.
I have lived in that city with full freedom. I have personally traveled with no fear, no matter what time of the day it was. And please, don’t think that I was in the company of fellow men or women. Eight on ten times, you would find me alone, whether it came to boarding the first metro at five in the morning or the last metro at 12 in the night. I have done it all. And hey, please don’t think that I am writing it all here to boast about it. Absolutely not! Because let’s face it, I am neither the first women to do it, nor the last.
So, after having walked on the Delhi roads at whatever time possible for seven years, and not having come across any nuisance ever, yesterday this happened!
It was around eight in the evening and I was walking in the neighbourhood to buy myself some food, when I heard ‘whistles’. So apparently two young boys, yes boys (I wouldn’t even add guys to their description because they were really young) started whistling. It was amusing. It really was. Now, I am not saying they whistled at me, may be they were listening to some song and unintentionally started playing along, who knows! But they whistled.
Now, I am not someone who can be scared away. Hence out of habit, not being able to help myself, I turned around and asked them ‘wassup?’. I did. At least my body language did. You know, raised shoulders and arms raised a little bit and those kids, poor fellows just turned around and went by. Had language not been a barrier, I may even have had a small chat with them but I don’t know the local language.
Anyway, wasn’t trying to raise an issue or anything like that. It’s just, I feel it’s unfair to call Delhi extremely unsafe. So this is my first month in Banglore and I am having a gala time here. With the Cauvery water dispute in line, I’ve had a lot of free time up my sleeve. How was your week? Did the weekend go well? Write below! 😀
So carrying forward my Bangalore experience, I am desperately trying to bring my determination to blog up higher by a notch. I am taking my Alexa rank to the next level via #MyFriendAlexa Campaign with Blogchatter. More about the changing me in the upcoming posts.
Don’t forget to drink a lot of water people. 😀