(Patna) “I study in LKG. My sister is in UKG. Both my parents work in my school.”


(New Delhi) “I am a Political Science student. I like reading and dancing. College changes your hobbies. In college, you have lots of things to do such as working for festivals and other events. You have an active social life. 

My plans for the future are a little sketchy. If it were up to me, then I would like to become a lawyer and work for the rights of refugees. If it were up to my parents, they would want me to be an IAS/IPS officer.”

(New Delhi) “My husband and in-laws started troubling me within 3-4 days of the wedding. My husband used to hit me while my in-laws used to taunt me that the dowry my family gave was neither sufficient nor to their taste. They complained that a motorcycle was not given in the dowry. I was thrown out of the house during my pregnancy. My relatives tried talking to my in-laws to settle the matter. I also went to an NGO for trying a reconciliation with my husband. If someone tried to counsel them, they responded that they were the boy’s family, and so they would not give in. My son is now two and a half years old but they have never ever asked after the child.”