Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched India’s first Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR 2018) at the India Habitat Centre on May 9.

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A physician told me about one of his favourite patients. The doctor once asked the fellow if he had lived in the same place all
his life. The man replied. ‘Nope, I was born in the bedroom next to the one where I sleep now.’


In the middle of a dispute the husband said: ‘Let’s not quarrel, my dear, let’s discuss the thing sensibly.’
‘No,’ said the angry wife, ‘every time we discuss something sensibly, I lose!’


A man telephoned a police station one night, and excitedly reported that the steering wheel, brake pedal, accelerator, clutch
pedal and dashboard had been stolen from his car. A sergeant promised to investigate. But soon the telephone rang again.
‘Don’t bother,’ said the same voice, this time with a hiccup. ‘I got into the back seat by mistake.’


October – December, 2012