due to the unrests, demonstrations and protests in india recently because of the young women who died because she was a victim of one of indians frequent rapes, but in this case mass rape, i just thought i may tell you abit more about the dark sides of my travel. because it definitely wasn't only a fairytaile. sure, when i think about my stay in india i firstly think about the positive aspects. but actually there were quite as much bad things as good ones.
the first thing we noticed when we left the airport in delhi was, that we could only see men. everywhere. and no women in sight. and actually this was, what we noticed the whole journey over. in the cities it was abit more usual to see one or two women, but not more. and though all the men always just wore a shirt and pants, so quite usual and comfy clothing we saw no indian women, which didn't wear a 'sari' or a 'burka'
and what was probably the most disturbing and weird thing in india is that all the people, mostly indian men were staring at us. all the time and wherever we go. they stared as we were some stars or as we looked like aliens. as if they have never seen any white or european people in their life before. oh, i know, now you might think, silly you, maybe they didn't? but even in delhi, which is the capital everyone was looking and staring. and there are alot of tourists! and the creepiest thing was, that they took pictures of us. mostly without asking and with their phones. (an other thingggg: not matter how poor you are, probably every men in india has a mobile phone!) and of course they yelled at us, calling us 'babes' or something like that. this really digusted me. and how they treat women in general. i mean, you may think you get alot about india in the media these days but you think that it isn't that bad and that just some men are like that. but in reality it's even worse. the media says that india needs help, that the men have to learn how to treat women right. but it isn't just that easy. there is a huge difference by just saying such things and actually do something. that's a country with more than a billion inhabitants. and the men raise their sons how they got raised. that women aren't worth living
or to be treated like a human being. and you cannot just say, that you want to change 'this'. at least that's my opinion.