India not so bad a country for women, says this woman biker

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India not so bad a country for women, says this woman biker

Post by silvermani on Wed Jun 28, 2017 4:56 pm

The fateful wintry night in December 2012 when Nirbhaya case shook the entire nation and spurred debates on how safe is India for women, Esha Gupta was about two years old in solo biking. She felt it was perhaps time to show India is not as unsafe as it's made out to be.

In 2013, she embarked on the challenging biking expedition scaling the Golden Quadrilateral, and covering over 6,000 kms as a lone rider. “I met a lot of foreign tourists who were sceptical about travelling in India. All the brouhaha in social media had tarnished the country’s image and I wanted to send a message that was contrary to everybody’s belief. 

Today, I can definitely say India is not so bad a country for women,” says Gupta. “My biggest strength is my fearlessness and I stayed at budgeted places like dingy lodges and guest houses and never faced any problem. People always advised me not to divulge that I was travelling alone. But I was upfront and that's how I developed confidence. My experience of trusting people has never gone wrong.”

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