A Sense of Security

Scene 1: [http://ow.ly/gjkW7] manmohan singh to sushil kumar shinde: “ensure sense of security in Delhi” sushil kumar shinde: [nonchalantly] ok Life goes on as usual. Public: what about other cities, towns, and the country; genius? Scene 2: [http://ow.ly/gjkxc] manmohan singh to sushil kumar shinde: [long silence] sushil kumar shinde to public: bullshit, bullshit, bullshit You’re not…


To Adopt or Not to Adopt

State Home Minister R R Patil came up with a brainwave idea to curb crimes against the elderly in the city. His idea is, that every policeman must ‘adopt’ (take responsibility) of a senior citizen. What do some people have for breakfast? Policemen in our city, and across the country are underpaid, overworked, and hardly…


What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name? There is this shopping place close to my office (don’t know if it would qualify as a mall, cause even though its got some of the characteristics of one, it does not feel like one). Anyway,I drop in there sometimes to grab a bite at a restaurant there. So once I…


Nobody panics when things go “according to plan.” Even if the plan is horrifying! Look at what’s happened in India over the past two decades. We’ve had bomb blasts ripping through cities, over and over again.
The news channels have ‘field days’. Give it a few days, and everyone has put the incident into some low priority folder in their heads, and gone about with their routine like it never happened.
Now while resilience is a good thing, everyone’s missing the bigger point. Why can’t the security forces, the police, the intelligence agencies, and even the common man become more responsible.