From the field in Delhi: Ladies Only
Amplify's first day in the field in Delhi after an early morning arrival from England and the US. Here's my first research contribution from downtown Delhi. An observation of Ladies Only train carriages by my team mate Luisa.
Travelling on the Metro in Delhi is an experience. It's a lot like the Central line in London only a lot more entertaining. People queue by the side of where they know the train doors will open, not it seems out of politeness (that is evident later) but because they know what comes next. Once the train arrives, the sardine–squashed passengers inside pour out like fish from a barrel. Seeing the smiles on people's faces, it doesn't seem to be an agressive thing, but seemingly a sport for many.
My first observation was how very few women I noticed on the train. I asked Luisa how she felt.