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Airport is gone but not the noise

The Bangalore Airport has moved to a new location outside the city. But for the residents near the old Airport, the noise has not gone away. The wind tunnel near the old Airport is being operated quite frequently and the sound — like that of a jet engine — is deafening; and we are more ... read more

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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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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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