Open Letter to the editor of Deccan Herald

Reference : Deccan Herald Article on Aug 5, 2008

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ZIP, ZAP, ZOOM… It isn’t as easy as that Mr. Editor. Driving a motorcycle or any vehicle for that matter is an art. It requires high level of precision, road sense, knowledge of safety and security of self and others.

Seventeen year old girl inspires women across India to ride motor bikes. Ah-em excuse me. This girl is inspiring women across India to violate traffic rules. This girl has been biking for four years now. OK, so biking at the age of thirteen is it? Where is this legal?

Minimum age for a learners’ License for a motorcycle with gear is eighteen years. Then pass a test to get a Drivers’ License.

So, this girl at the age of seventeen, goes on a bike expedition covering Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka crossing borders without a Drivers’ License! C’mon Mr. Editor if this is inspiring, then I’m afraid you are in the wrong job. Go get your basics right before making such statements.

Girls can ride just like boys, in a few cases even better than them, although people choose not to accept it.

Oho! A million Dollar statement.Yeah, I do accept, anyone who passes the test for Drivers’ License is any day better than a thirteen year old motorbiker.

People who come under the RTO, West, Bangalore have to undergo tests at driving tracks specially designed to validate driver. Biking for four years is just not enough. Below is the driving track.

Coming to the image in the article, again, inspiring women eh! crap. Where is the safety helmet? You publicize these images in a city where helmets are compulsory! I fail to understand what message you are trying to pass to the public. Here is the direct outcome of allowing someone of seventeen to ride the vehicle – She is at the wrong side of the road, riding on the right side. Mr. Editor, open your eyes.

OK so, what’s the big deal in a girl riding a bike at seventeen. Is that news?
I wish to read something sensible in the future.

Mr. Editor, God Save You.

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4 thoughts on “Open Letter to the editor of Deccan Herald

  1. haha.i am a female motorcycle driver and yes its irritating to see some girls pic come in paper coz she can drive a motorbike?!!though not common its not exactly rare in India.and lol i guess a lot of guys (and girls) knew how to drive a bike at 13(wink) no big deal. stupid publicity mongers.

    1. Dear Editor:the decision of shifting the small class rooms of the children =
      to the top floors is highly dangerous , whose guidance it is , it is nothin=
      g but nonsense as the children have to carry that much heavy bag of loads o=
      f books to the top floors which doesn’t have even the parapet walls in the =
      building and outside only just small passage is there that too in the quadg=
      anle , it is better to be in the new building which is covered in all the f=
      our sides, the principals are also not bothered about the class rooms even =
      for the principals cannot climb just one two times let them climb daily to =
      the top floors , and the management 5 times with heavy bags of books then t=
      hen will understand , the director so called is just for nothing no work and no botheration about doing any thing just count the 30 days and count thesalary for his pocket, this is the complaint cum suggestion from the parents of the children sir please conduct the classes of the primary at least up to 7 the standard in the max 2 floors not in the 5th , 4th 6th=
      floors, as it is highly objecitonal , and it has to be intimated to the=
      lokayukta, news papers,

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