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Ghoora [घूरा]: Why I object to the phrase ‘brutal rape’!

  Ratnakar Tripathy The way I grew up and the kind of people I have come to know through choice or inheritance, the very word ‘rape’ was avoidable. As for the act, one thought rapes happen in some kind of netherworld that never dare come into contact with my universe. Way back in my teens, there was some hushed up gossip about a distant family member inflicting himself on a pretty worker in the village, I knew quite well. The matter was suppressed. But I do remember the woman wilting away with indignity after the incident and her stuttering husband’s face too, who lost all affection... 

‘Victim is to blame for not preventing rape': says Godman enlighteningly!

  Protesting against rape: India Gate Some blame, perhaps even 0.1 per cent should go to the victim of rape. First of all for being a woman, second for allegedly luring the assaulter, and then lastly, for not being able to dissuade the rapist from accomplishing his mission – these are the theories floating in the Indian society among top leaders, public figures and even godmen with massive following. The Delhi rape case and the massive protests in its wake have opened many mouths that rarely spoke at all and even more rarely on an issue like rape. No wonder the rape victims in India rarely... 
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