Thursday, August 28, 2008

Trapped in the illussion of life,there is a womanhood that runs short of fuel (An interview with a sex worker)



Rekha*/Sandeep Salim
i didn't know how to start off but its with much hesitation that i asked "what is your name?"
I am Rekha.
Where are you actually from,who all are there in your house?
I am actually from trivandrum and i have my mom , dad and a yonger brother studying in XI std
What made you to come to Bangalore?
In the year 2000 i was enrolled to HKBK engineering college at Nagwara.
How did you get in to this employement which is under estimated by our society?

Through my friend Ravisanker.He made me believe that he is working in Bangalore and when my hostel warsen happens to know this relationship, i was kicked out of the hostel after this.Then i went to stay with Ravi in his house which is in K.R marcket.Over there Ravi and three other his friends of his gang raped me after that....
Oh that sounds so sad .....But that doesn't means that you have to get into this field.It's hard to believe that this is the one and only reason behind it?
Yes,it is true that this is not the one and only reason.. actually i am interested in this profession... i like to live a luxiours life,so so this crase of mine made me get into this field....
What?.... i cant believe..... i never expected such an answer from you.when you have stepped in to such a field did you ever think about your family?... your mom's tears ?...., your Dad's dreams....?

She started to weep.......(no answer)
common there is so many other people sitting around us... Now,do you wish to come out of this profession?... do you think that you are doing something right?.
Yes,i know society will not accept this... but you should know one thing they want us....
Then, why dont you stop it?
i cant do it because i am trapped in it.
Trapped?... means?..
Yes..... do you know that.....? There is a flat on the way to Mysore from K R market via Chamrajpet.There is a clinic on the ground floorwhich can accomodate about thirteen patients.(i had been under house arrest in this flat for the past nine months).This clinic is owned by Dr.Anitha*,her husband Trivedi*(Bengali) is running a Brothel in the name of this clinic..(i dont want to publish the name of the clinic.)

Ok...... fine no problem... am not compelling you...leave it....
Can we stop the interview here.... please....
please.. i have two more questions to ask you...
Ok... do it fast....
What if i help you to come out of this trapthrough a police investigation?... what is your opinion?....
No....Absolutely not because that can affect my life.
I forgot to ask you something?.... What's your rate for night?.....

I charge ....(long silence).... Rs 15000.... is it ok... ?... i will consider you as a special gust.... you want me ?... (laughing)
Oh... no.... i just want to know the information...thats enough....One more question.... In the span of one and a half years , how many people have used you.?....
(Laughing).... not sure... but more than 50.
I dont have any morequestions to ask you.... i know that you want to leave this profession,but circumstances are not letting you to do so....by saying this i conclude this interview..... thank you ...
Thank you
*False names.

8 comments:

stany said...

Hey sandeep, nice interview... did u interview her or somebody else?

sandeep salim said...

hai... stany.... you forgot about this interview.... "unnoticied" interview.....

Stephen said...

Dear Sandeep its really a bold attempt on your part to create awareness in this not not so much spoken area in public.Your journalistic ethics will take you to better heights.All the best.
I.Stephen
Dept of English
Kristu Jayanti College
Bangalore-77

johnlee said...

hey great article...Sandeep...
more is expect of you....
You would be wondering who I am, so let me tell I was you senior in KJC...and rite now am studyin in Kottayam..peace

sandeep salim (Journalist(Deepika Daily)) said...

yes john... i got u.... i called hassan..... thank you....

Vinod said...

Hey i remember this!! UNNOTICEd which in the really got unnoticed!!
Good JOb!

Eby J. Jose said...

good...nice...

vidhulal said...

sandeepe.....snehikkayilla njaan novum atmaavine
snehichidathoru thatwasastratheyum
the way u put the story is nice
welldone

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