Killers roam free without forensics

Why do the police rely so much on CCTV and mobile phone location to solve crimes? These methods are useful, sure, but what about forensics? A serial killer was caught in Patiala earlier this year. He had been killing since 1995. Despite being a suspect in two of the murders early on, he was never charged…

Surrogacy No More

The baby takes all its nutrition from the mother and these poor women do not have a healthy enough postpartum diet to replenish their bodies. Instead, they are likely to give birth again. The bones are robbed of their calcium and the pelvic and urethral muscles can be adversely affected. This wear and tear on the body is called the “maternal depletion syndrome.”

Vijay Mallya Not Guilty?

I am quite sick of hearing that Vijay Mallya is just a failed businessman and not a criminal. Yes, there are people who feel sorry for him. They think he who did the country a national service by starting an airline and creating jobs for thousands. Personally, I am celebrating that he will be extradited…

We eat pesticides every day

Once, I got to talking with a van driver on a long trip through the countryside. Let’s call him Sunil. Sunil had a farm and talked about it a lot. At the end of the long trip, I gave him a generous tip and he said he wanted to warn me about pomegranates! Don’t eat…

Don’t feed the spam monster

Whether it’s at a supermarket or at a shop or online, you are tricked into giving your mobile number. You could be waylaid by someone who promises you will win a lottery or maybe it’s at the shop where you make a purchase. Mobile numbers it seems, are mandatory.  Oddly enough, giving your mobile number…

Helmetless and gleeful

People not wearing helmets even though it’s the law is nothing new, is it?  It has been mandatory to wear helmets in India after the Motor Vehicle Act of 1988. And in many states in India, it is now compulsory for even the pillion rider to wear a helmet.  A study found that only 0.6%…