GC: CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN HAVE BEEN GOING ON FOREVER IN EVERY WALK OF LIFE. WHAT WAS YOUR REACTION TO WHAT HAPPENED TO YOUR COLLEAGUE IN KOCHI LAST MONTH? HOW HAS IT IMPACTED YOU?
SANJJANAA GALRANI: What happened to her was very wrong. It’s something that should not happen to anyone. You wouldn’t dream of such an atrocity happening to you in an environment that you consider familiar and safe. It shook me up. I can no more take power naps in my taxi drives from one spot to another. I never thought that I would feel so unsafe in a cab ride from a five star hotel to the airport. Just the other day I was en route to an airport in Sri Lanka. I dozed off and woke up with a start at the realization that I was alone in the car with an unknown person at the wheel. I have never felt this way. My father has suggested that I keep a gun with me. Whether loaded or not, should I ever need to protect myself, pulling it out of my handbag would make a statement. I’m seriously considering it. We have to be smart and alert, to stay safe.
GC: WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY TO YOUR FELLOW LADIES THIS WOMEN’S DAY, KEEPING IN MIND ALL THAT’S GOING ON AROUND US THESE DAYS...
SG: Let us pledge that we will here by take care of ourselves and n