November 8, 2011

If The Street Dog Barks And Escapes, Do Not Mind.

Posted by Vinati at 7:00 AM

“Don’t go deep into the waves. Be at the shore only. Okay!” Her mother told her as she nodded uninterestingly. She was on a trip with her younger sister and parents and with two more families. There was a lot of hustle-bustle and jovialness on the beach as it was New Year time. She was wearing black shorts and a simple yellow coloured tee. Her family along with the other two families were at a distance from her. Of Course, she missed her friends on the trip but being a free-spirited and a beach lover at heart, she did not skip a chance to take pleasure in the same.

The sea breeze made her lose hair dance angelically. She wanted to go into the waters and she did but remained close to the periphery. She loved when waves swayed her backwards and forth. She smiled and took a step further. Around her were a few sluggish looking boys who had all eyes on her. She noticed once but did not gaze.

And just as she took another step towards the deep waters a huge wave rose and stroked her down so bad that it took her some time to regain consciousness and come to the surface. What happened in those few minutes cleaved her soul real bad. With water in her nose and mouth, she could barely breathe. She splashed her hands and legs frantically just to realise somebody’s hand inside her tee and pressing her breasts. She tried to relieve herself from the gruesome feel on her body as the hands slowly went towards her neck and pulled her and kissed her. She was in a helpless state.

She could not shout in the waters. She could not use her strength in the waters. The pressure of the wave was so intense that she could not come up to the surface instantly. The water was salty and she could not open her eyes to see the devil who committed the hideous act on her. All she could do was regain her physical and mental stability and come out of the waters as quickly as possible.

After she rose up, it was hard for her to conceive what has happened minutes ago. A loud scream echoed inside her head. She looked around and tried to identify the evil spirited. Her eyes stopped at the same group of boys and this time they were laughing and giggling among themselves with their eyes fixed on her. She ran to her family but did not tell anything to anyone. Simple reason: She felt it would be a shame for her parents to know that her daughter was molested by some douche bag whom she could not even recognize. She maintained composure and indulged herself in other activities so that her face doesn’t show the image of the burnt embers of her soul and make others worry.

The shocking experience left her body and spirit flush with anger, helplessness and fear. It etched a scar in her memory which she could not delete but could bury. And that’s what she did. She buried the incident deep in her mind.

She was molested but it was not her choice. She did not let that incident be an impediment on her way and yes, it was her choice.


The presence of diseases like eve teasing, molestation, sexual abuses etc is inevitable. They are there in the society and they will always be. We cannot eradicate them. We can only fight back or take precautions. I know there are times when we cannot do any goddamn thing and are left with the only option i.e., to bear silently.

I remember once when I was in 11th or 12th grade. My school got over and I with two of my girl friends, was walking towards my home (my school shared the adjoining wall with my home). We were chatting and laughing all the way and I was on the side of the road while my friends were on the inner side. When we were almost half way to our places, two thug looking creatures came on a bike and the one sitting behind slapped on my shoulder and went away giving me a silly smirk. Thank god it was the cold season and I was wearing a coat and thank god that man (It’s a sheer disgrace to call him a man!) I mean that bastard missed the spot (and you know where he intended to hit). But I was an immature and was really taken aback by the incident so much so that I did not attend the school next day.

Anyway, the crux is, like my mother once told me that almost every girl faces such things at least once in her life. What matters is how we deal with situations. Do we sit back like cowards and curse our fate or do we learn to fight back whenever possible and not let such creatures mess up with our sanity. If you can do something about the said diseases then do it. If you cannot (like in my situation or the above girl's situation) then do not let it spoil your present and future. Also, good and evil are all our creations. Both are here in this world and this is the reason we cannot escape the evil.

So girls, do not let anyone hamper your dignity. Do not let the Shakti within you be subordinate to any shameless creature (Oh! How I love calling them creatures). Street dogs are meant to be in the streets and not in our lives. It is your life and your rules work. Be Aware and Be Strong!

P.S: The story written above is not a piece of fiction.

Okay darlings, I have got a brand new song for you all. I loved it the first time I heard it which means yesterday. It's from the latest album of Coldplay (one my favorite bands). Hope you all like it.

And just look at the video. Isn't it out-of-this-world? =)


Keirthana on November 8, 2011 at 10:26 AM said...

Good post! Loved the title :) I agree with you.

maithili on November 8, 2011 at 10:36 AM said...

I strongly agree with you that fighting back is not always the right option.. It is more important to be safe..
You first story was indeed a helpless situation and it should serve as a precaution.. Being in water around ppl you don't know is risky.. They can easily take advantage of your vulnerability.. This happens quite often in water parks too !

Arnab Majumdar on November 8, 2011 at 12:39 PM said...

I've seen cases like this happen rampant in many places. I'd written a story a long time ago as well, related to something of this nature, but which was much more violent and gruesome. The incident still haunts me. You can read it here

Arnab Majumdar

Mystical Skeptical Me on November 8, 2011 at 2:16 PM said...

I had come to hate men. Found numerous exceptions but it takes time to remove the scars. Vi, totally agree with you. To stand strong and to fight back, like Shakti, we are made for. *Applauds*

Very Good Post.

Rahul Bhatia on November 8, 2011 at 3:59 PM said...

Very well written! It is shameful that these incidents happen and are a slur on society!

Viya ;) on November 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM said...

As you said, it is a choice.. :| either have the courage to face the consequences or jus bury the past and move on..
man! its so disgusting when the so called 'men' do such disgraceful acts.. it may sound so cliched, but i wonder what they'd do if something like that happened to their mums/sisters/daughters..

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:39 PM said...

@ Keirthana

I'm glad! Thanks.. :)

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:42 PM said...

@ Maithili

Yeah..water parks. They are very prone to all this.

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:43 PM said...

@ Arnab

Giving it a read.
Thank you for dropping by! :)

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:46 PM said...


Thank you, dost! :)

Mystical Skeptical Me on November 8, 2011 at 8:48 PM said...

Anytime Vi. Oh, and now you have Me, Red and a bunch of other lawyers who also happen to be women ;) :D Love ya! :D

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:52 PM said...

@ Rahul Bhatia

Calling it a slur is an understatement.

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:53 PM said...

@ Viya

Most of the things are cliched. And I can come up with numerous such examples from our day to day life. Even I wonder how these people face themselves in the mirror at the end of the day. And why aren't they ashamed of their gruesome acts?
The only answer I get is that lack of self consciousness roots the same.

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 8:56 PM said...


Oh yes. And we'll definitely make use of the degree.
I always notice the facial expressions of many people change when I tell them that I am pursuing law. :D

Paanipuri Lover on November 8, 2011 at 9:17 PM said...

I tell you, we live in such a society! Dogs and hypocrites! Sometimes, i feel like cursing them all the time! :|

Anyway, makes a nice read! Loved it! Really! :) :D

Mystical Skeptical Me on November 8, 2011 at 9:19 PM said...

I knowwww, especially since we look gullible and naive. ;) :D

meoww on November 8, 2011 at 9:21 PM said...

its such a sad thing..
we encounter so many incidents so often..
it just happens and most of the times..its over before you get courage to react...or even pull your senses together..
your line about SHAKTI..brought a lump to my throat..Vinati..
beautiful post..

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 9:42 PM said...

@ Paanipuri Lover

Firstly, your blog name makes me go all slurpy slurpy.. :D

Secondly, Same here for that cursing thing.

Thirdly, thank you so much! =)

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 9:44 PM said...


haha..yes yes! :P

Vinati on November 8, 2011 at 9:52 PM said...

@ meoww

Yes, such things slows down our reflexes to a good extent.

And thank you so much for the appreciation. =)

Means a lot!

Sunitha on November 9, 2011 at 1:10 AM said...

good one. Life throws such stray dogs at us at some time or the other. But the sad thing is that there is really nothing much we can do about it except try to protect ourselves and not let is affect our life.

Vinati on November 9, 2011 at 4:30 PM said...

@ Sunitha

And that is where our choice makes a difference, not for the world but our own lives.

Thank you so much for dropping by.. :)

The life-a-holic on November 9, 2011 at 5:53 PM said...

Loved the post and more than that the title!! I really do not understand what pleasure these men get in doing such atrocities to us. It definitely is a choice of whether to repent for what ever has happened or fight it and move ahead. But it definitely is a tough task to move forward.

Vinati on November 9, 2011 at 7:29 PM said...

@ The life-a-holic

I agree that it's a tough task to move ahead but in the end we would be beneficial. Also, If you take it this way that spoiling your mood because of an act done by a random dog is equal to giving him the right to enter your life. It's better to just chuck him out at the very moment!

The life-a-holic on November 10, 2011 at 9:00 PM said...

Very true!! By thinking over it over and over again you are spelling victory to the 'DOG'!! So it's best to move on!!

Vinati on November 21, 2011 at 8:38 PM said...

@ The life-a-holic


PeeVee™ on December 8, 2011 at 4:50 PM said...

Ugh, it's disgusting how they do that. I have had a similar experience when I was 13-14 and never told a soul about it yet, too ashamed I was I suppose.

And I love Paradise:)

Mirage on December 15, 2011 at 12:45 AM said...

Hmm. Sadly, most of us have one or the other such incidents glued to our past. :|

Coldplay is just so awesome. :) :)

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