Images from the Streets of Asia taken by a full time travel afficionado.
The Gulabi gang (from Hindi gulabi, “pink”, transln. “pink gang”) is a group of women vigilantes and activists originally from Banda in Bundelkhand district, Uttar Pradesh, India, but reported to be active across North India as of 2010. It is named after the pink saris worn by its members.
The gang was founded in 2006 by Sampat Pal Devi, a mother of five and former government health worker (and a former child bride), as a response to widespread domestic abuse and other violence against women. Gulabis visit abusive husbands and beat them up with laathis (bamboo sticks) unless they stop abusing their wives. In 2008, they stormed an electricity office in Banda district and forced officials to turn back the power they had cut in order to extract bribes. They have also stopped child marriages and protested dowry and female illiteracy.
Real Feminists Do more than Talk, maximum respect to these mamas
Angkor Wat Faces in the Stone
leftover from a bygone era
the indivisibility of Appearances
The old city bazaar centered around Hyderabad’s famous Charminar is not to be missed and will give you the impression you have left the 21st century and stepped back in time to an era when Afghans and Persians ruled and the city was an important center of Islamic learning and commerce.
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