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%…

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…

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…