What brings me to this site spawns mostly from shock and disgust over what I have been witnessing of the level of violence, particularly of a sexual nature, against those of female persuasion in India. Being a first generation Indian-American, my sheltered viewpoints were shaped initially by family and media to see India as a place which is open, kind and gentle. Also, it is an island of independent thought and limited exposure to that which I see in Western culture. However, the increasing number of these terrible acts of…(can I even use the word ‘violence’?). The ‘why’ and ‘how’ are in question but I believe the more appropriate one is ‘when will this stop?’. With more global awareness, education and a shift in cultural mentality, we will get there.