Friday, February 13, 2009

Bangalore Police's Valentines Mantra – WE ARE HERE,CELEBRATE WITHOUT FEAR

Will you be my Valentine!!!

      Celebrating valentines in Bangalore seems to be on safer side as stated by Bangalore police.

Now lovebirds will get police protection in city.

      Why need protection? Is celebrating valentines an offence? Some of these questions come to those minds who don’t read news or not updated with the parties like Sri Rama Sene, VHP etc., or who doesn’t belong to the state.

      Here is a brief on the issue: Hindu rightwing outfits have warned the people not to celebrate Valentines Day as it is against Indian culture.

      Their warning is “If we see a couple roaming on roads or parks hand-in-hand, then we will marry them to each other then and there”.

      People, especially young couples, are scared of celebrating the Valentines Day as they may getting married or publicly getting assaulted.

      Therefore,to safe guard public, Bangalore police has warned these parties that whoever disrupt the celebrations with force or violence will be treated as thugs and prosecuted under the state Goondas (thugs) Act.

      Punishment will be severe under this Act compared to the Indian Penal Code or the Criminal Procedure Code. Getting bail pending trial is also difficult.

      Let us see whether these promises will stay just over paper or they will come in action when needed.

      However, my suggestion for love couples is to store nearby police station number where you are going for date or celebration.

      JJJHappy Valentines Day Friends from Saif JJJ

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Bangalore Traffic Jams & Resolutions

      Everyone in Bangalore is aware of the current traffic situation. There is jam everywhere. 

     Unlike in other metros, Bangalore does not have peak & non-peak hours of traffic. Traffic jams are there in many places across the day. Below are the cause for traffic jams and possible resolutions.

   1. Traffic Sense: Experts says if vehicle drivers have traffic sense then 90% of the traffic problems can be avoided.

       Traffic sense angles too many views but common one are below

  • Drive in a straight line without blocking the vehicles overtaking you.
  • Slow vehicles should go to extreme left and faster on right. 
  • Show indicator if you are changing lanes. 
  • Keep on the exact side where you are taking 'U' turn else you will block many vehicles and can avoid accidents.

2.       Pooling: Pooling is nothing but sharing something. Here it means sharing your vehicle. Share your vehicle, it can be 2 or 4 wheeler, with a person and he will do the same next day. Suppose if you are coming by 4 wheeler and 4 people stays nearby to your house and goes to almost same places as you go. Then instead of coming by a four 4-wheelers you can come by one 4-wheeler and in a round robin fashion. With this you are not only helping to maintaining the traffic but you are saving you money, avoiding pollution and,ofcourse, building friendship with your fellow travelers J

3.       Traffic control: If there is a jam in a place where there is no traffic signal or police pfficers then god knows when it will get released.

      I saw many times just because somebody left a two-wheeler in a small road the whole road, sometimes untill ½ KM, traffic will be jammed. However, no one from their vehicles step outside and help releasing the jam.

     Friends, take initiative in these kinds of activities, get down from your vehicle and control the traffic. With your little common sense, you can help Bangalore get rid of these kinds of jams.

4.       Rash Cab Drivers: We see lot of call center cabs and medium sized buses drowning over road. We scold him by sitting in our A/C vehicles. You might have seen on almost all corporate vehicles back side the quotes “If I am driving rashly, call *******” Isn't it? But how many of us call those numbers and complaint against driver. I hope very few of us will do that.       

There are many more reasons for traffic. However, they are useful only when we take initiatives to curb this evil of traffic jams that is eating our valuable time and energy. 

     Let's make our Bangalore a happy & pleasant place to live :)