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City Project – Capital Sex, Across Delhi

The male-female ratio.

[By Gaurav Sood and Mayank Austen Soofi]

The Delhi Walla wants your help in learning about Delhi. We put forward a crowd-sourced study.

The purpose: to estimate the proportion of males in the people on the streets.

Of course that proportion varies by time of the day, and by place. Proportion of women out on the city’s streets likely declines at night — and tragic as reasons for that are, it is likely that proportion of men is greater around office complexes than on residential streets. The aim is to get data from a diverse set of places and from a range of times. Please help in that.

So, here’s what you have to do:

1. Pick a place and time that is convenient for you to stand for 5 minutes.
2. When you arrive at the place, note the time and location (exact address preferred) on a piece of paper.
3. Start counting men after standing on the spot for exactly 1 minute. Wait for exactly one minute for the following reason – we sometimes see what we want to see. So if we are inclined to overcount men, we may start counting when we see large group of men coming our way.
4. Count the number of men you see in the first 100 people you see. We have found it easiest to count men by keeping a running tally of men: 1 of 1, 1 of 2, 2 of 3…43 out of 100 and done.
5. When you get to office or home, enter these data in this form.

Note: If you have suggestions to improve the method, please share them in the comments section.

4 thoughts on “City Project – Capital Sex, Across Delhi

  1. Sorely tempted to try this in Bangalore, where sometimes I feel I see even fewer women out and about than Delhi.

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