Meet To Sleep, Bangalore

Created by Action Hero Viji Chari
in response to her experience with
Meet To Sleep

" This was the second Meet To Sleep event I attended. Both time with my little daughter. And this time was really different from the first - here's how: 

The first time I did it for myself and for my child. I couldn't sleep, I had a book and a sheet to feel safe. And i was very self conscious. The space was beautiful and I did end up dozing off in the winter sun but woke up to every sound. 

The second time I did it for a larger cause. And my way of participating was to challenge myself. So no book, no sheet. I stared at the longest time at the lovely canopy and then fell into a deep, peaceful sleep. 

What really helped was Jasmeen's briefing at the start. Where the intent was communicated so well. And at the end, the sharing was longer and helped connect to the movement mot deeply. It was weird and yet so natural that a group of strangers felt a sense of safety in each others' presence. 

When my 11-year old daughter was hearing the adults share, she kept whispering back to me, "what is the big deal about sleeping in a park". While she may be too young to understand this, my hope is that with movements such as these, she would continue to ask this question even as an adult woman living in India.  "



To our Blank Noise community
Our celebrated Action Heroes, both near and far
Here's wishing you a fearless 2016! 

A year of dialogue, imagination, desire.
A year closer to ending victim blame 
A year of solidarity and kindness.
Happy New Year! 

We continue to work with full force towards building a large scale installation of garments to end victim blame.  In 2016, we look forward to research, collaborations, workshops, talks , interventions,  live action, fund raisers, new projects and much more. We look forward to working with you. Sign up to volunteer and or intern with Blank Noise in 2016.

Shout out to the Fabulous Action Heroes in 2015. 
Here's to you! 
Aarushi Kilawa
Aayush Bhingare
Abhishek Baxi 
Abhishek Chaudhury
Abhisikta Dasgupta
Akila K
Akash Nandi
Amalie Vikse
Ameya Gutta
Amrita Ganguly
Anandi Sharan
Annie Zaidi 
Anubhav Pradhan   
Anukriti Singh
Aru Bhartiya
Asfiya Farheen
Atreyeee Majumdar
Benjamin Stewart
Bhawana Udhani
Chirag Sharma
Denisse Albornoz
Divya Gulecha
Diya Pinto
Farya Lokhandwala
Garima Gupta 
Geetu George
Ila Bhat
Insiya Poonawala
Inti Maria
Ishani Ghose
Jayati Sood 
Jesril Bastina
Judith Druhe
Kaustubh Srikanth
Kinnary Doshi
Kiri Meili
Kunal Kiran
Lakshmi Kakodkar
Lijya Perayil 
Mahesha Hiremath
Malin Mendel Westberg
Malini Roy
Manpreet Singh 
Maria del Rio Sanin
Maria Emille Burge
Meenal Jain
Megha Bhagat
Mishaal Shetty
Monica Nanjunda
Naksha Erappa
Nandini Nagarajan
Neeha Mujeeb
Nia Chari
Nirbheek Chauhan
Ojasvi Singh
Palak Khandelwal
Parul Khanna
Pragati KB
Pushpa Achanta
Dr. Preeti Chawla
Preeti Govindraja
Pooja Kumar
Radhika Sinha 
Rajalakshmi Rajagopal
Rashi Sinha
Rishita Nandagiri 
Ritu Ganguli 
Rupali Arora 
Saptarshi Chakraborty
Satya Gummuluri 
Satyashree Sethia
Sayali Patwardhan
Seema Nair
Shilpa Goyal
Shruti Chandrashekharan
Shristi Banerjee
Silvana Rigobon
Sufiya Jay
Suhas Gokul
Sunayana Roy
Sukriti Suryavanshi
Suruchi Sharma
Swati Khaitan
Tashu Puri 
Teresa Gomes   
Tharunya Balan
Viji Chari
Vira Mistry 
Wolfram Thurm
Yamini Deen
Yasmeen Taj S
(incase we missed you, please report)


Meet To Sleep : January 16th 2016

Meet To Sleep 


"I want to 'Meet To Sleep' because in three years, I've never been in a public space without being afraid for my safety. I want to reclaim this city and the places that are as much mine as they are anybody else's." - Action Hero Avani Tandon Vieira

"' Meet To Sleep' asks us to replace our fear with trust, and it's not an easy thing to do. It will be my first experiment with trust, and I'm excited to see how it goes."- Action Hero Kat Lieder 


" I must admit the thought of not being in control in a public park petrifies me and it is precisely because of that that I'd like to do this." - Action Hero Chryselle

Alone or with a group.
With your best friend
With a stranger
Sleep. Alone. Together.
Fight Fear. 
Through Trust.
In sleep we protest.

January 16th .  2 : 30 -  5: 30 pm!

Meet To Sleep - would you Meet To Sleep where you are?
Get in touch and we will be sure to match you with an Action Hero in your location.
Detailed guidelines and exact location will be emailed on confirmation.

Also joined by Girls At Dhabas, Pakistan and Action Heroes in Pune, Bombay, Bangalore, Delhi , Jaipur and Why Loiter Mumbai.

Occupy in sleep.
Email in blurtblanknosie@gmail.com

Exact location and event guidelines will be shared on confirmation.

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Brief report of Meet To Sleep ( November 2014- December 2015)

Total number = 11
Location: Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Jaipur, Delhi
Total Number of people: 55 Action Heroes

Meet to Sleep with Interim class in November 2014 (Bangalore)
Akash Nandi, Aayush Bhingare, Diya Pinto, Manpreet Singh, Radhika Sinha, Rajalakshmi Rajagopal, Rashi Sinha
Swati Khaitan

Meet to Sleep Bangalore (published on blog on 12th December 2014):
Lijya Periyal , Shilpa Gopal, Vira Mistry

Meet to Sleep with why loiter (Mumbai) January 2015:  
Sameera Khan , Shilpa Phadke, Shilpa Ranade

Meet To Sleep Mumbai (January 2015)
Meghna Bohidar, Rishita Nandagiri, Nilima, Shilpa Phadke, Aradhna , Shilpa's mum

Meet to Sleep Pune (January 2015)
Hrutika Patole, Naksha Erappa

Meet to Sleep Bangalore Jan 11th 2015:
Bhawana Udhani, Diya Pinto, Judith Druhe, Lijya Perayil, Malin Mendel Westberg, Maria Emilie Burger, Monica Nanjunda, Nia Chari, Shilpa Goyal, Viji Chari, Wolfram Thurm

Meet to Sleep Bangalore Feb 28 2015:
Bhawana Udhani, Lijya Perayil, Maria Emille Burger, Monica Nanjunda, Rishita Nandagiri, Satya Gummuluri, Shruti Chandrashekharan, Yamini Deen

Meet to Sleep Bangalore (April 2015)
Benjamin Stewart, Inti Maria, Kaustubh Srikanth, Vira Mistry

Meet to Sleep Jaipur (November 28th):
Aarushi Kilawat, Meenal Jain , Palak Khandelwal, Parul Khanna , Satyashree Sethia, Sukriti Suryavanshi, Supriya

Meet to Sleep Pune (November 28th):
Ameya Gutta, Sayali Patwardhan 

Meet to Sleep Bangalore (November 28th):
Anandi Sharan, Asfiya Farheen, Diya Pinto, Kiri Meili, Mahesha Hiremath, Pragati KB,, Seema Nair, Shailaja, Silvana Rigobon, Sufiya Jay, Tharunya Balan. Vira Mistry. Wolfram Thurm, Yasmeen Taj S