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%…

Parents don’t always love their children

Men are more likely to commit violent crimes, but when it comes to filicide (parents killing their own kids), the women catch up. In India, we are familiar with parents killing their children, although we hear more about parents killing unwanted baby girls. That is just one type of filicide. Parents kill their children for…

Religion and Crime – the connection

There is no direct connection between religion and crime, there cannot be, because religion teaches us wisdom and peace. But there is a connection between the practice of religion and hatred against women (misogyny), which leads to crime. This is because religious leadership has been in the hands of men from time immemorial, leading to…

Poverty and Crime – the connection

There is a link between poverty and crime, but it is not such a strong one.┬áThis has been proven by research in the United States where economic downturns did not result in increased crime. However, there is no co-relation between increased prosperity and crime either. There are other factors at work. If we feel that…

Unsafe country – Image or reality?

India a crime-ridden country? That is what people in other countries feel. The Bombay High Court is worried that India’s image is taking a beating. People abroad have started to perceive India as a country where crimes takes place with impunity. And too many of them. But it’s true isn’t it? The crime statistics in…

Students beware of fraud and deportation

Applying to blacklisted colleges, or being conned by the very agencies which purport to help them, is a trap students can fall into. Agencies at times misguide them about the process, or encourage them to fake their information. This India Today article can help you spot a dubious student agent. Hopefully, a new government web…