A few years ago women only commuters trains have been introduced in India major cities providing safety and comfort for growing numbers of working women. Since India began economic reforms women who have entered the urban work force have met with several obstacles in a tradition bound patriarchal culture. Women who work outside their home are often seen as lacking in virtue and therefore diserving of harassement and even rape. With the introduction of 'Ladies' special' trains, the government "has lent" to these women a few minutes of freedom every day.
During my six weeks residency at KHOJ international Artists Association in Delhi, I decided to commute every day on Ladies’ special trains and women only metro compartments, carrying out an experimental day-to-day ‘travelogue’.