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…

Renewal of license from another city a painful process

If you are no longer living in the city where you got your licence from and it needs to be renewed, you need an NOC (a No-Objection certificate) from the RTO of the city you once called your home. And you have to travel back to your previous city to get it. It is one…

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.

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…

Why right-wingers hate gay people

But when we talk about de-criminalising homosexuality, we are talking about love, aren’t we? We are not or should not be talking about sex. But unfortunately, people against gay relationships tend to think of a homosexual relationship as something carnal, a loveless activity.

Systemised rape in India

India has become a rapist’s haven and if our country has been dubbed the rape capital of the world, today there is proof of it. Shelter homes for abandoned kids are being used like red light areas, with allegations that prominent members of society and politicians are frequenting them. These homes are not just dens…