With the global #MeToo movement finally taking off in India a cascade of allegations arrived as women took to Twitter to call out comedians, journalists, authors, actors, filmmakers and many others – in the process, they have sparked a debate about consent and complicity.
Women journalists have perhaps played the biggest role so far, “outing” reporters, senior editors, authors and even a high court judge. And it’s likely the coming week will bring fresh accusations. Until then let’s see some stories that women from all over India have to share with the world, because this is India’s #MeToo movement.

Many more women have come forward with their stories, some of them from years ago. This is perhaps a sign of how, for the first time, they believe people are listening.
But in cases where it boils down to “your word against mine”, many of the women who spoke out are already being threatened with legal action for defamation and some of the tweets, naming names, have already been taken down.
The strength of the latest #MeToo movement will ultimately be tested by where it travels from here – and if the past is any sign, there’s very little to be idealistic about, for prior endeavors at an Indian #MeToo movement did not have any lasting effect.