Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Peltzman and Me

I got pulled over by the way side traffic cops. They realised ( I already knew ) that my emission check for the motor was expired by 2 weeks and I was carrying a lapsed insurance document. I was clearly at fault. ( Either Rs.700/- or Rs.200/- as a get-away money. ) I didnt have the money for the whole and I didnt want to bribe them. Its not an easy guess what I did.

3 days later
I have all my papers and all documentations done and now I drive recklessly . I try to provocate the cops just wanting them to pull me over and check my documents .
It was definitely the Peltzman effect.

Points here :

a) It should be made illegal for a cop to stop a traveller, without provocation or tangible proofs of traffic violation.
b) When there is a lot of traffic congestion/irregularities in Bangalore, the efforts should be focussed on fixing them first. ( not taxing the people at fault .. the government / traffic authorities should be taxed first ! )
c) What is the point of wearing helmets if the traffic moves at 20km/hr ?
d) Why is it NOT mandatory to wear seat belts inside a car here in India ?
e) There should definitely be regulation on the number of speed breakers , their dimensions and their location. ( And definitely atleast one neon light above them in the nights )

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sex sells ... and also buys !

I always had trouble with the documentation department in the bank to get my loans approved . Hmmm read this ! Loans for sex !
(Now how about a hooker wanting a loan ?? sounds so easy ! )

Monday, November 12, 2007

A brush is mightier than the gun

NYPD cops shoot down an 18 year old teen who was 'armed' with a hair brush.

Here are some points to note:
a) 911 call done by the victim's mother.
b) 5 cops - as much as 20 shots.
c) witnesses say the teen had dropped the 'weapon' before cops opened fire.

Now here is a Law to be passed by the Congress.
- shooting by the cops should only be done after the sight of a weapon.

( now that leads to a debate on what can be defined as a weapon. This is nothing new in a country which had trouble defining 'Sex' ( Forgot the Starr report and Clinton impeachment ? )

Monday, November 05, 2007

King Tut's face

Finally, we see King Tutankhamun's face . Looks very much like the mummies of Peru, but the most interesting thing is the efforts of the archaeologists' to recreate the face ! We had to wait 3000 years Mr. Tut !

Look what they have done to him ;)
Interesting facts only someone who was alive 3500 years ago could have confirmed .

"Florentino is so in love with Fermina that he eats gardenias and drinks cologne so that he can know her taste. He becomes drunk on the cologne, and his mother finds him the next morning, in a puddle of his vomit, in a cove of the bay where drowning victims are known to wash ashore" - Love in the time of Cholera