Maybe I wanted it. But I was five.

I was between the ages of five and six, sometimes it's hard to remember. It happened for quite a while and in my head, time stopped making sense. All I can really remember is it happening over and over again. I used to live in Mumbai, in Andheri East. ...
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Female
Mumbai,...

I was 7

I was about 7 years old (in winter of '97). We lived in a safe (supposedly) railway colony, in Lucknow. Back then parents were more lax about letting their children play outside without supervision, and kids roaming around in the colony during evening playtime was normal. I was returning back to my ...
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Aditi
Female
Lucknow

Technology can be dangerous sometimes.

I grew up in a middle class family with moral values and care. As a child I was notorious and playful. I grew up to be a little ambitious. I wanted to make  myself an independent and a self sufficient woman. I was 23 years old when I moved to ...
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Mamta
Female
Mumbai

Mysore, a quiet and beautiful little city.

Soon after school, with debatable grades, getting into my college in Mysore was a relief to both my parents and myself. Me because, YAY college! My parents because Mysore will be safe. It is not a Bangalore. Welcome to Mysore! A quiet and beautiful little place for tourists. Throw in ...
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Shruti
Female
Mysore

I didn't want to make a scene

It's 7 am. I'm right outside the gate to my friend's house. I'm on my haunches breaking up biscuits to feed the two stray dogs. As I rub behind the dogs' ears, I hear a bike honking down the wide, empty street. I look up to see ...
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Saranya ...
Female
Chennai

I was just a 11 year old.

It was Sunday. Me along with my family and my Massi's family went there. We decided to stay. My mama had a divorce and we just decided to stay together to make him feel better. Next morning at 2AM I was not able to sleep. I was playing a ...
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Female
Paterna...

The next day I landed at the canteen, believing that most of the girls were 'wai...

I grew up in the NCR, in a middle-class family with 'sanskari' values. I wasn't really a nerd, but studies and sasu-bahu binging with mom occupied most of my time. My sister is a year elder to me, and we went to the same school. I must have been 11 ...
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saurabh
Male
school

Thirteen

I was thirteen years old at the time and my school had taken us on a trip to the National Science Center in Pragati Maidan in Delhi. There were other schools also there at the center. I think I was in the Natural History section of the museum, because there ...
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Thirteen
Female
Delhi

5 times too many

It started when I was 9. I returned to my grandmother's home in Bombay where I lived when I was 6 with my parents, grandmother and chacha (father's brother). I was so happy to be back! I missed my chacha particularly, because he used to take me to the beach ...
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Female
Bangalo...

A devastatingly common form of abuse.

I was sleeping on the Bus. Bangalore to Hyderabad for work. I had a colleague of mine sitting two seats ahead of me because we ended up not getting seats next to each other. My colleague was an older man about 29 years old. I was 23 at the time of the ...
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Female
Bangalore