An India Group Trip for Women only- Why?

From time to time you read in the news: India. Mass rape. Men’s dominant. Risk for women travelling alone. (More on this topic can be read here and here). At the same time, however, I and so many other women from all over the world feel a great interest in the exotic subcontinent. […]

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Mountain bike workshop at an Indian girls school

I have been living in India for seven years and have been doing mountain biking as a regular hobby, challenging sport and out of deep passion. While a lot has developed in the Indian cycling Industry in the past and there is now a growing mountain bike community, it is unfortunately still the case that […]

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Women of India

Actually, my headline is already wrong. You can’t actually write about women in India in general. In India there is not the “typical woman”. Depending on the location, caste, and class, the female inhabitants differ greatly in their lives on the Indian subcontinent. Hardly any life is like the other. With this article, I am […]

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Interview with Hamreet- Housewife from Delhi and follower of the Sikh Tradition

Interview with Harmeet Khurana, 25 years old, member of the Sikh religion Harmeet is a twenty-five-year-old housewife from Delhi. She has been married to her husband Charanjeet for 6 years and has a three-year-old son, Angad. Harmeet, who belongs to the Sikh religion, invited me to her home for an interview, so that I could […]

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How safe am I as a woman in India?

Delhi City. Midnight. 31 December 2009. The streets are dark and deserted, no human soul except me and my friend in the quiet alleys of the normally crowded metropolis. There, suddenly people. They come closer to us: 10 boys, drunk, exuberant.They see us. Get excited. Running towards us. Reaching their hands out to us and […]

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