Before my recent 10-day trip to India there were a lot of questions to be asked. Why would you go there? Is it safe? Why are you taking that risk? - those were the questions my mum was asking. Which vaccinations should I get? How to avoid biting monkeys? What will I eat that is not too spicy? -
Deciding what to wear is one of the first issues that women face when planning a trip to India. This is probably the first country that I really made an effort to plan what I needed to bring for the trip since I didn't want to be disrespectful during my visit. I recently got back from a month in India and would love to share to fellow female travellers some useful advice. If you're planning to visit India, here are some travel tips on what to wear in India
I was just talking about this with my mother. We, sadly, live in a society that blames the victim. She let herself get too drunk. If she dresses like that she was "asking for it". It's her fault for walking alone at night in THAT neighborhood. It makes me sick as a person.
"The World Before Her" (2012). Two young women follow completely divergent paths in the new, modernizing India--one wants to become Miss India, the other is a fierce Hindu nationalist prepared to kill and die for her beliefs. What a fascinating documentary! Well worth seeing.
A dakini (Sanskrit: "sky dancer") is a Tantric priestess of ancient India who "carried the souls of the dead to the sky". This Buddhist figure is particularly upheld in Tibetan Buddhism. The dakini is a female being of generally volatile temperament, who acts as a muse for spiritual practice.