Open defecation is a huge problem in the developing world. But in India, this problem has reached alarming levels. From diseases & conditions like typhoid, malaria, measles, cholera and others to rapes and sexual assaults on women, open defecation is impacting our society in a big way. More than 600 million people (about half our population) defecate openly in India every day. So why is this the case? Let’s check it out.
We were really happy. He really loved me or so it seemed. From talking sweet nothings to spending all his free time with me; he never left my side. Whether it was going to horror flicks together where I could snuggle into him or talking for hours on end in coffee shops, our life seemed totally blissful. I never feared anything if he was around. This went on for months and I was just lost in him. But then, life has its unique ways of jolting you out of slumber. And that’s what happened with me.
What is power? Some define it as having status and money. Some define it is having the ability to change policy decisions of countries. While many others define power as that thing which can change your life from one direction to an altogether different direction. Whatever it may be, everyone wants some level of power to be able to exert their influence over others. All of us want money, fame and status. But then, there are some who desire power even more than the others. And they try to do everything in their ability to milk their status. Whether it is greed or pursuing shady deals or even sexually abusing women, they make use of the power they have to get what they want.
She asked for it!
It was consensual between the boy and the girl!
It was just ‘sex for money’ and not rape!
The girl’s mother is a slut who sleeps with a 28 year old man!
When the girl roams around with such clothes, why wouldn’t a man get aroused?
The girl is doing this just for money!
These aren’t any dialogues from a movie script. Neither are they comments by some random friends sitting in a pub and talking about the rapes in the society. They are the comments of some of the top police officers in and around NCR (Noida, Gurgaon etc.) recorded by the Tehelka Newspaper during a sting operation sometime last month. Does it come as a shock? Or is it a surprise? Or are you disgusted? But then there are some who really feel that this is totally expected from the guardians of our laws.