“Stay indoors when you can, and avoid being alone in public places after 8 pm”, the police officially tells women. “If you do not, we are not responsible for your safety”, is left unsaid. Isn’t it much easier to curb the basic freedom of women, than to do increase safety in public places?
Kites symbolize freedom. Kites are traditionally flown on Makar Sankranti to mark the beginning of the harvest season, the start of plenty. Kites no longer sport geometric patterns- they are adorned with photographs of Bollywood actresses.
Is it only in the skies that women can fly free?
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