The Big Ban Theory

Bans have become the default reaction of the state and Central governments whenever something goes wrong. Be it Uber for compromising on the safety of its passengers or Maggi for its excessive lead content, bans have come to be the government's one-stop solution to diffuse all controversies. But the big question governments need to answer is-- have they been successful in enforcing these bans?

Pants Up, Shades Down

In what is seen as a bad influence of Singham and Dabangg, the Uttar Pradesh Police decided to ban policemen from wearing low-waist trousers and tight-fitting uniforms, saying that the cops were becoming, well--too filmy.