"The women we do see on the streets are usually women belonging to the lower class. And then there are spaces where you don’t see any women at all: roadside hangouts, khokhas, nayi ki dukaan (the barbershop), paanwalas, so on.
Women aren’t supposed to loiter. It just isn’t something we think we can do, and when/if someone does, it makes people uncomfortable. There is also the aspect of safety, and we emphasise on safety first, but there are ways to manage that. Go in a crowd, go in a familiar area, don’t stand out," she told us.