Posted by Aayush Sharma
I was reading an article today about how two beat cops stopped and fined a techie for walking "late" at night (2:30AM). He was returning from a movie and had dropped of his friend to her house and was walking over to his. Am I to understand that we're not even allowed to be outside late at night? I can understand all the drunken-driving and large groups being rowdy bits but a guy peacefully walking by himself? What sort of risk did he pose?
Speaking of walking, I walked from my place to Knightsbridge and noticed a ton of garbage at the side of the road. Usually, I am cocooned in the ignorant safety of my car and I was walking on a sidewalk after a really long time. I, like most people in this country, was desensitized to all the garbage strewn all around but this walk was a real shocker. It wasn't just regular garbage either. There were heaping piles of medical garbage too - gauze, bandages, face-masks, syringes etc. Made me shudder. Also made me understand why people walk on the road instead of the sidewalks and why the expats keep talking about the amount of shit on the streets. They've not been here long enough I guess.
Reccomended listening - Walk by Pantera