A sustainable future for the world has to reduce car usage, increase walking, biking and transit ridership. Correctly pricing carbon will be key to making this happen.
A tweet from @SamanthaSinghi that I accidentally chanced upon, got me thinking. Delhi Police had come into the “Ladies Compartment” of the Delhi Metro and had banished the men from therein. Good!
Is the concept of a “Ladies Compartment” instituted decades ago, as the woman was struggling to enter the workforce, still valid?
Satyajit Ray’s “Mahanagar” was the cultural marker of this phenomenon. Where a homemaker from a traditional household defies her family, her well-meaning husband and even herself (with help and support from her Anglo-Indian colleague Edith) to become an uber-saleswoman. But that was 1963. This is fifty years later.
Also, as is obvious from the video by Supriyasingh11 the men are not following the rules and the women don’t seem to mind.
Should public transportation remain segregated in ways that even places of worship are no longer?