Since time immemorial, advertisements have misled humanity more often than not. Right from fairness creams which claim to magically transform a dusky complexioned girl into someone who has flawless fair skin, to carbonated cool drinks which make the person drinking it perform impossible daredevil stunts, most advertisements have tricked the consumers into believing in the concept of idealism by playing with their emotions. The same strategy holds good to a certain extent when it comes to carbon accounting.
As the public financing of coal fuels the climate crisis, it is crucial that all financing institutions make available to all the basic right to know if their money is being funneled into sectors responsible for environmental and human rights violations.
Children in cars need to be restrained in seats that are tailormade for their height and weight and age. This is because the belt should fall correctly across the shoulder and chest and not cover the neck or face. (Data source: thecarseatlady.com)
World Health Organisation (WHO) is committed to ensuring that everyone, everywhere, can realize the right to good health. Every year on 7 April, which marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948, is celebrated as World Health Day and it draws attention to a specific health topic of concern to people all over the world. The theme for this year is to build fairer, healthier world to everyone.
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Just like adults are protected from injury and death by seat belts in cars, children too need to be to protected by child restraint systems. Holding a child on the lap does not provide safety!
Traveling late in the night is risky, with two wheeler it is more dangerous. I realised this recently when I was returning home late in the night. Seeing there was no one on the road I was travelling at 60 kmph in my two wheeler, Suddenly an auto coming in the opposite direction took a sharp turn without any indication. I braked hard and barely avoided hitting the auto. If I had been a bit late to apply brakes, I would have crashed into the auto and suffered severely. I have decided not to speed even if the road is empty and be even more vigilant for possible road rule errors committed by others.
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Chennai has a lot of subways under railway tracks. Invariably most subways have puddles of water from sewage pipes or rain. These places are particularly risky for two wheelers. A few years back while I was going to meet my friend at Tambaram, I fell from the two wheeler due to slippery roads. Care should be taken to ensure there is no water stagnation in subways and that water drains away quickly.
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This is an incident from when I was a child, but the memory is so horrific that I still remember the details. On that day, my father was in a hurry to drop me and my brother off at school. A traffic light near my school in Alwarpet was not working that day. We were travelling straight when a Maruti 800, that was probably speeding, suddenly appeared from our left. Everything happened in the fraction of a second. The Maruti hit us, and all 3 of us fell down. My knees hit the road. I looked up and saw my brother getting up a little distance away. My father, who had a deep cut on his wrist, came to help me stand up, asking me if I was injured. Though my brother and I escaped with minor scratches, the memory of that accident is one I’ll never forget. The difference between a small accident and a large one is only how lucky you are that day! It seems we were lucky to escape like we did, but we know that road accidents exactly like this have caused serious injuries in other road users. Please be careful. Obey traffic rules and ride cautiously.
Rajalakshmi Swaminathan is a Chartered Accountant by profession with overall experience in the areas of audit, taxation and accounts both with professional firms and in the industry. She has served with firms such as Fraser and Ross (now Deloitte), N.M.Raiji and Co and did her articleship with Sharp and Tannan. Her major stint in the industry was with the construction major Afcons Infrastructure Limited for a period of 5 years. She is associated with CAG as an Accounts and Audit Consultant. Her hobbies include reading and watching sports.
Araavindhan works as an ECC Engineer with the Electricity Governance team. He primarily works with the Electricity Consumer Cells on promoting energy conservation, energy efficiency and renewable energy. Previously he worked as a maintenance engineer in a diagnostic company and as a service engineer in leading mobile manufacturer’s service support. He holds a B Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College and a Diploma in Electronics and Communication Engineering. His area of interest includes the Internet of things in farming.