Action Hero Rekha Nigam

Location: Mandir road, behind Guru Nanak hospital, Bandra East, Mumbai, India.

It’s a  place known for muggings and chain snatching. we are always warned against walking alone through this stretch. At first, apprehension, then relaxation, followed by exhilaration.  It was empty...there were a lot of shadows....initially, I was peering in the shadows...slowly, I could smell flowers, recognise bushes and even saw a stray dog I recognised. I think, I felt more empowered as I walked. I felt I could take on anybody.

By the end of my walk I felt empowered, fearless and free. I also felt connected to all the other women on similar journeys.