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…

Take safety into your own hands

It was shocking to hear about the 57 people who were mowed down by a train in Amritsar last month. After reading that mandatory permissions from the municipal corporation were not taken, and the railways were not informed, it appears as if it was a tragedy in the making. Breaking the law and endangering others…

Loud sounds and hearing loss

Calling out to world-class companies which manufacture hearing aids. Please set up shop in India because we will need you soon.

And if anyone reading this is studying to be a doctor, best get for an ENT specialisation. You will make money.

Extortion in the name of God

Perhaps the law is trying to ensure that the loot is strictly used for polluting our rivers, killing the fish and other life, and contributing to air pollution and digging up public property.  A license to pollute and destroy.

Beware of laser beams!

Come festival season, street noise increases ten-fold, roads get dug up and traffic snarls plague citizens. Now there is a new danger. Laser beams. It took years for the authorities to wake up to the damage caused to the ears by loud sounds. We can safely say that it can take several more years for…

Plastic is banned but the media is unsupportive

Today was the first day of the ban on plastic packaging in Maharashtra, India. But it was disappointing to see how the media covered the ban on the first day. The coverage in the Times of India was mostly negative, both in the Mumbai and Pune editions. On the other hand, Sakal, a reputed Marathi newspaper talked…