Manju Mitra was fearful for her life after her husband beat her, demanded a bigger dowry and then threatened to kill her. Most Indian women suffering from abuse think twice before walking into a police station to lodge a complaint due to fear of sexual harassment from the all-male officers. An ATM-style machine installed at a bank is now empowering women like Mitra to report abuse without fear.
ICLIK, or “Instant Complaint Logging Internet Kiosk,” allows women to type out a complaint, or if she is illiterate, speak into the machine to register her complaint before it is forwarded to the police.
Mitra, now living with her father, was surprised at the speed of police action. “I’ve heard my husband is on the run because the police are trying to arrest him — and this is just two days after I lodged the complaint,” she said.
His sentences can be awful, his plots are formulaic—yet his novels mesmerize.
Dudes, this is very silly article. You can’t write 2000 words about Murakami’s sentence structure without mentioning that, oh, you know, the book is translated from Japanese. The article even misleadingly states, in the first sentence of the second paragraph, that “Murakami… learned to speak English by reading American crime novels” as if he’d written the novel in English.