The real question here is whether the sky-high fines will truly be a deterrent. I am tempted to say yes, given the recent long queues at the RTO to update documents and the sudden spike in the sale of helmets.
The love and cheers that Charulata Patel received was not just because she was an enthusiastic cricket fan, but because she was an enthusiastic 87-year-old cricket fan. She broke through a stereotype, and India saluted her for that.
The younger generation prioritises work-life balance, they are more open to experimentation, learning and personal development even if it comes at the cost of a regular career growth path. Why should Zaira be any different?
Some of the world’s best-known faces are openly gay. By choosing to liberate themselves, they also set an example both within their communities and around the world. But India still has a long way to go.