Women sitting on the floor, talking, in the ladies coach
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Overheard on the Delhi metro - the ladies' coach

On many underground trains people choose to read a newspaper or fiddle with their phones rather than speak.

But on the Delhi metro, on the coach reserved for women, it is easy to become intimate with the private life of the city.

The women on board unabashedly share their experiences with their friends - and occasionally with strangers.

Shalu Yadav, has been listening in - here are some snapshots of conversations overheard on her journeys, illustrated by Delhi cartoonist Priya Kuriyan.

  • 05 Mar 2015
  • From the section World
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