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

I was 4!

My brother and I used to go to school in an auto, it was a private auto where only both of us would go. I was 4 years at this time and my brother 6. Unfortunately one day, my brother fell sick and didn't come to school, so I had to ...
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Female
Mysore

I was about 8 or 9 years old, I can't remember clearly right now but I was playi...

I was about 8 or 9 years old, I can't remember clearly right now but I was playing football with my brother and his friends. It was a lovely evening and we were all having fun, according to me, I was really young and had no worries in the world. Since ...
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Akshatha...
Female
Mysuru

I had recently joined a college to do my BA in psychology. Everything was new an...

I had recently joined a college to do my BA in psychology. Everything was new and exciting - new friends and new experiences! Then I had an experience against my will which transformed all this excitement and enthusiasm that I was feeling into a dark knotted ball of anxiety and ...
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Female
Bangalore

Young and scared

I can't count the number of times I was groped ( both my breasts and butt). All this had happened,when I had just reached puberty.I was quite young-12 -13 year old. Once it happened at a railway station ,when we were rushing for a train. That time I ...
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Female
Mumbai