Skip to main content


Showing posts from May, 2016
(Delhi) “As a kid I was very fond of dancing. In those days, TV was not available in every household so I used to watch TV at my neighbour’s house. I also started learning dance and then I went to Bombay where I worked in dance bars. I used the money to send my 7-year old brother to school. I came back to Delhi and continued dancing in a hotel.I was very beautiful and my work was much appreciated.
Another girl, working in the same hotel grew insecure because of my work. She had worked in the hotel for over 4 years and said that her work is being hampered because of me. One day she threatened me that if I don’t leave my job at the hotel, she will throw acid at my face. I filed a complaint against her. In the evening two police officers from the police station came to the hotel where I worked. The police called the owner of the hotel, the other girl and me. She apologized several times in front of the owner and police officers. Everyone asked me to forgive her, and so I forgave her.
(Bhopal) “I work for the city Municipal Corporation and collect garbage in the morning and work here after 2 pm. There are a lot of problems in our lives. For instance, my husband and I only get Rs. 3700/- per month. It is difficult to manage in this little amount. I have five children. My children are the reason why I smile all the time.”