Join and strengthen a local consumer group in your locality, or even start one. That can better the quality of our lives. Existing groups are not effective because they do not have sufficient popular support.
Half litre Nandini milk and curd packets don’t carry the words ‘Use by’ on the packaged date stamping. As a result, you might be buying old milk, which might curdle the moment you keep it for heating. What’s wrong here?
Did rapes take place 30 years ago? Yes, but they barely came to light. The case of a dalit girl’s rape in police station led to the formation of rape law in India. What has changed between now and then?
It’s true that weddings are once-in-life-time celebrations. But how do we celebrate – by spending lavishly, or do we need to find another way to celebrate it meaningfully? Do we care about the side-effect it can have?
We cook, clean, care for the elderly and the sick, raise children, and earn to keep the family fed. Yet we are treated as jokes, objects that are less than human, not to be taken seriously. Where is the justice?
We need to take the blame too, as residents. If exercising our franchise was a duty, so is the participation in decision-making. RWA meetings draw poor attendance, because they are not seen as “important.”
Rice at Rs 2 for whom? There are poor residents of Bengaluru who have been trying to a ration card, for years. The budget is an exercise to use public money to enhance the ruling party’s prospects in the coming elections.