Delhi: It’s raining men
I’m going to be writing about things a bit out of order, lots of thoughts to catch up on.
We just returned from our mini foray into northern India. One of the most salient observations we had in Delhi is that there are almost no women in the streets. On a journey into the market on a Monday afternoon, three American girls would have stood out anywhere in India. But here, we stuck out even more because every single person we passed was male. It was disconcerting. Whether they were shop owners, shoppers, beggars, drivers, etc., all men. We thought that maybe it was just this area, but even when we were back near our hotel, women were completely absent from sight. This had not been the case in Mumbai. The only exception was when we entered what we’ve nicknamed the “wedding section” of the market, which I’ll write about later. So where are all the women in Delhi?