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Rapist Lane, a short stretch of street in Bangalore near the Srishti School of Art and Design earned this nickname because after dark, men tend to hang out here in their cars or with their motorbikes, drinking and harassing or molesting women who dare to pass. A grassroots group Blank Noise, which combats violence against women, set up five tables, with two chairs at each, and began an experiment they called “Talk to Me" that changes the dynamic of this public space from violent to safe.

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