Posted in India Politics

Efficiency

One day they are not there and the next day they are everywhere. I am amazed at the amount of work that was accomplished in such a short time. I am talking about huge posters of politicians that are displayed every few feet from the Airport to the location where large numbers of party workers/supporters ... read more

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Posted in India Noise Pollution

Car Remotes:Do I need to hear that you locked your car?

Why is audio feedback required when you lock/unlock your car with remote? After all, you have to be within wireless range of your car and therefore isn’t visual confirmation (blinking lights) enough? Most of these gadgets do provide visual confirmation in addition to the annoying audio beeps. The visual feedback is superior to the audio ... read more

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Posted in India Noise Pollution

Unnecessary Honking and what can be done about it

Traffic jams are bad in both San Jose and Bangalore (or any major city in India). The difference is that in San Jose it is not accompanied with noise pollution.

The way the system works in India, honking is a necessary evil. You have the most absent-minded, trustworthy and fatalistic pedestrians here: they just assume ... read more

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Posted in Driving India

Laws of physics vs Laws of man: speed breakers

The laws of physics are more powerful than the laws of man — and more painful too. You won’t find many speed limit signs on the Indian roads, and even if you do, drivers just ignore them. So, what is the solution? Speed breakers: big ones and if you drive fast over them, they can ... read more

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