Claiming the night

Not far from the metro station in Delhi’s downtown Connaught Place, the incessant hustle bustle of a weekday evening stopped for a while. Office goers, tourists, vendors and shoppers stood still, much like the majestic white Edwardian columns near them. They were stopped in their tracks by the sight of a few women who walked in slow motion and asked aloud in chorus: “Can I? Can I walk on the street at 12 midnight? Should I? Should I lie in the park? I should. I can.”


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