Security Champion


Clutching the jolna pai against my chest, I hurry my pace , looking left, looking right every once in a while. Its a busy road, dark , no street lights and its 7:30 PM and its pouring .

Many a thoughts run through my mind.

“May be I should have asked the cook to fetch the veggies”

“May be we should have eaten the brinjals again today, the only veggies left on the fridge”

“I will use my umbrella to protect me ”

“Can I even run ??its pouring and my sandals slip”

Just random varied thoughts .

Just too many men around me, From vegetable vendors huddled together to men visiting the local bar.

And with every running man on the street , my worries only multiplied. Would he misbehave and then run , .. the pouring rain making it all the more easier for him.

Very Very unsafe I mutter to myself.

And I breathe easy only after having entered my apartment gate

At work, I am the security champion for my division.I am supposed to make a list of assets and keep list of vulnerabilities , evaluate risks, calculate residual risks blah blah ….

Vulnerable , risk ….. all these words thumped on my mind , that 30 min when I went out in the dark while it was pouring.

What makes a woman so vulnerable. I was fully clothed in a modest salwar, a loud red pottu across my forehead, my hair held in a tight ponytail ..

But then it has nothing to do with your clothing . I reminded myself.

You are just vulnerable, being born a woman in this nation

Sad !!! ain’t it.

Put your right foot in..put your left foot out..


Or should I say ” Hop a little jump a little” ???

Those are the road dividers on bannerghatta road and for the last 4 days , I have been hopping over these to drop lil D at his daycare, fully knowing that a wrong move would mean either of us falling on to traffic.

This is close to IBC knowledge Park building which is VERY VERY busy through out the day.There is a Sagar hospital too near by. There is IBM, Airtel close by and this road also leads you to Dairy Circle and to Koramangala. So you can imagine how busy this road is in the mornings and evenings

What I ask is why can’t this road have a overhead walk path for commuters?like the one we have near Bishop cotton boys?

At any time in the day, Accenture building has atleast 20-30 people stopping the on going traffic to cross the road.

Are the authorities listening?? Oh wait !!! let them finish watching videos on their cell phones.