The 17-year-old girl switched off the fan in her room, and listened for sounds outside. It was past midnight, and her parents were asleep. Her brother was probably watching a movie or playing a video game on the “Insti Internet” at the hostel. Or perhaps he was studying for his upcoming, third-year examinations at Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM). She was expected to follow in his footsteps. She had even begun to think of IITM as “Insti”, as if she were already part of i