I was a child. I was told repeatedly in school to cover up, wear long socks, the...

I studied in a school on Residency Road in Bangalore. If you know Bangalore, you will know that this is a prominent part of Bangalore with a lot of schools in the vicinity/area. I used to go to school every morning by 7:00 , 7:30 am to practice hockey. I would walk ...
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Mamtha
Female
Bangalore

I was walking from the bus stop to my apartment around 9:30 - 10 at night.

I was walking from the bus stop to my apartment around 9:30 - 10 at night. My apartment was just a 10 min walk from the bus stop. Everything was shutting down and the streets were mostly empty. As I started walking this bike zoomed passed me, stopped a few Kms ahead without ...
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Female
Yelahan...

I'd like to preface this by saying that I am a guy, and this is more of a plea a...

I'd like to preface this by saying that I am a guy, and this is more of a plea and a thank you.   I remember the day very clearly, I was sitting with about 10 of my friends from college (both male and female) and the topic of exhibitionists ...
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Biren
Male
Bangalore

My mother was always adamant on making us learn self defense.

My mother was always adamant on making us learn self defense. She herself had suffered when she was young and she wanted her girls to be ready for the world she knew. We had shifted 5 cities before this incident happened and every single city we were always enrolled into karate/...
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Female
Hyderabad

28 years ago

I was 13 years old. I was an insufficiently masculine child, in a boy's boarding school. I was bullied by my classmates and seniors, my towel snatched away, to check if I actually had a penis. One of our teachers took a special interest in me. According to him, I ...
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Angshu
Non-bi...
Dehradun

The horny shopkeeper, tried to rape me when I was 11

I was just 11 when this incident took place. My grandmother had sent me to a near by shop to buy shampoo at around 2:00 pm in the afternoon. The shop is a pick and pay at counter types and did not have anyone at that hour in the day. I picked ...
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Female
Bangalore

One afternoon on a cycle.

I tried to make this heartfelt and scary. I wanted my readers to feel as disgusted as me when it actually happened. But I worry, that won't happen. Being objectified and molested isn't as impactful as it once was. Recounting an experience like this invokes a soft sigh, ...
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Sanjana
Female
Ahmedabad

2 of a dozen

Two separate incidents, a few months apart, around the same time of the day. 1. I got off my school bus a few hundred metres from home and started walking towards my guardian's gated community apartment. It was 3:30 pm and I was in my school uniform, looking down, walking straight, ...
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Priyanka
Female
Bangalore

It was one of those college hunts when I was going back and forth from my hometo...

It was one of those college hunts when I was going back and forth from my hometown to Bangalore for the multiple interview-test-formalities of joining college. The busses were almost always empty because we travelled on weekdays. On one of those bus rides, I was sitting by to the window ...
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Nithya
Female
In a bu...

The one which scars you forever!

I had been dragged along to come for shopping by my Mother accompanied by my Brother and Aunt. I was totally disinterested in being there and hence was walking behind them, while they checked each and every shop in the busy-crowded lanes of Chandni Chowk. With hands in my pocket ...
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Female
Chandni...