Polls Archive

Has Ganesh Chaturthi gone greener this year?

  • I always use unpainted idols and celebrate green every year. (43%, 54 Votes)
  • I see no change. Every year, we create lots of buzz, but the net effect is zero. (26%, 33 Votes)
  • Yes, this year I heard a lot more about eco-friendly celebrations. (18%, 22 Votes)
  • Yes, this year, I switched to green celebrations. (8%, 10 Votes)
  • I've always bought painted idols and it is hard to make the switch. (5%, 6 Votes)

Total Voters: 125

Start Date: Sep 24, 2015 @ 4:45 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What can be the most effective way to stop street harassment?

  • I believe in understanding & acknowledging that one is being harassed and calling attention to / confronting the harasser right at the spot. (41%, 90 Votes)
  • We should all train as citizens and have drills on what to do as witnesses of street harassment. (30%, 65 Votes)
  • I think using technology like mobile apps to signal for help or report crime can be very helpful at critical moments. (9%, 20 Votes)
  • We need tighter security at vulnerable spots, CCTVs and police protection at main areas. (8%, 18 Votes)
  • There's no use, this issue will continue to exist. We should be very cautious before stepping out of our homes. (6%, 14 Votes)
  • I prefer ignoring the perpetrator but reporting the act to the authorities immediately. (6%, 11 Votes)

Total Voters: 218

Start Date: Dec 2, 2014 @ 6:03 pm
End Date: No Expiry

When it comes to packaging, can I make a difference at a consumer level?

  • Yes, carrying my own cloth bag can make a huge difference if everyone does it. (66%, 19 Votes)
  • There is an immediate need for bans and policy directives so we can control unsustainable packaging. (28%, 8 Votes)
  • Maybe, but the impact I make is very little. (7%, 2 Votes)
  • No, it is not as much my responsibility as that of the producers and industry. (0%, 0 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

Start Date: Nov 12, 2014 @ 5:21 pm
End Date: No Expiry

Do you think visiting slums as a tourist activity is ok? 

  • Yes, absolutely. Travellers need to understand how people live, connect with it and give back. (37%, 38 Votes)
  • No. It is exploitative, voyeuristic and downright wrong to use slums for tourism in this manner.  (33%, 34 Votes)
  • Not sure whether this benefits the community dwellers but there’s nothing unethical about it either, as long as the community is willing to open its doors.  (30%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 102

Start Date: Oct 27, 2014 @ 6:53 pm
End Date: No Expiry

What is the biggest barrier to people seeking help when they are not mentally in the best of shape?

  • Not sure who to approach and what I will gain out of it and if I will be worse off for it. (34%, 10 Votes)
  • The labels, shame and stigma associated with mental illness. (31%, 9 Votes)
  • A state of denial: Not acknowledging the illness in the first place. (24%, 7 Votes)
  • The risk of overanalyzing crests and troughs that are a part of normal life. (11%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 29

Start Date: Oct 14, 2014 @ 5:11 pm
End Date: No Expiry

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