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.
In December 2012, 23-year old medical student Jyoti Singh Pandey boarded a private bus with a male friend. She was brutally raped, tortured and murdered. It made headlines across the world and sparked widespread protests in Delhi. I hope the world never forgets it.
If you’ve ever been to India, you would have seen cows, pigs and stray dogs running wild on the street.
Would it surprise you to know that these seemingly unchecked, freewheeling (free walking, rather) animals have owners? Someone definitely owns the cows, the pigs are owned by ‘low caste people’ (someone else’s words, not mine. I was horrified.) and some stray dogs are ‘owned’. Continue reading “India Debunked #11: Holy Cow”
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.
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.