There has been a horrific fire in London. On Tuesday night, many of the 200 residents of Grenfell Tower in North Kensington went to sleep believing themselves to be safe and sound at home. Many sadly will never wake again.
It’s an overwhelmingly sad day today. There have been many sad days recently – days when mass massacres, child molestation, war in Syria and the subsequent refugee crisis dominated the headlines. This sad day does not of course eclipse those, but is hugely personal.
Last month, I hosted the discussion at our Article Club in Gurgaon (set up by my ingenious friend Emma to cater to those of us who don’t have the discipline, attention span or time to read a book a month) where we debated this question.
Happy International Women’s Day!
I thought I would digress from the usual travel posts and write about the joys and the plight of being a woman in today’s world by sharing some facts that I have gleaned from my travels and from my research.