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Tag: 100 questions I want to ask the Police

A 100 questions I want to ask my Police

  1.  Do you smile often?
  2. Whom do you smile at?269379_371996626187070_1859563934_n
  3. Do you think that if you smile at a person you lose your authority?
  4. Do women police officers get maternity leave? What are its terms?
  5. How does your system of transfers work? Who orders the transfers? Different for different ranks?
  6. Promotions? What are its terms?
  7. What is your favourite food?
  8. Can you cook your favourite dish?
  9. If the Inspector in the station refuses to lodge an FIR, the citizen must get in touch with the Circle Inspector. Who is the circle inspector?
  10. What is your duty?
  11. When did you join the police force?
  12. Why did you become a police officer?
  13. Are you happy today?
  14. Do you think people love you?
  15. Do you love people? How do you manifest your love?
  16. Do you like your uniform?
  17. What do you most like/dislike about it?
  18. When have you felt most proud of being a police officer?
  19. Have you ever felt that you wish you had never been a police officer?
  20. Are you allowed to take free rides on public transport?
  21. What do you like best about being a police officer?
  22. What did you eat today?
  23. Where do you live?
  24. Do you play any sport?
  25. Can you dance?
  26. Do you watch films?
  27. Who is your favourite actor?
  28. And favourite actress?
  29. Do you watch TV?
  30. Which shows do you watch?
  31. Which is your favourite show?
  32. Do you like gardening?
  33. Which is your favourite colour?
  34. Do you have a Gun?
  35. Have you shot anybody with it?
  36. Have you ever felt frightened in your life?
  37. Have you ever been helped/protected by a stranger in your life?
  38. Do you like the monsoons?
  39. Have you ever felt like wearing colourful clothes that the public wears?
  40. Do you get holidays?
  41. What would you like to do in your holidays?cheetah
  42. Do you like to travel?
  43. Where would you like to travel to?
  44. Have you read the Karnataka State Police Act?
  45. What are your hobbies?
  46. Do you exercise every day? Describe the exercise?
  47. Can you swim?
  48. Do you like sweets? Mithayee?
  49. Have you ridden the Cheetah?
  50. Do you like Music?
  51. What kind of music do you listen to?
  52. Do you feel sad?
  53. What makes u feel sad?
  54.  Who are your friends?
  55. How many cups of chai do you have in a day?
  56. What languages can you speak?
  57. Have you experienced any kind of sexual violence? What have you done?
  58. Do you like the way women/men dress in these times?
  59. Do you dream of becoming the commissioner of police someday?
  60. Do you find the ‘Do you look smart?’ mirror useful?
  61. How many times do you look into it in a day?
  62. Do you like saluting your senior officers?
  63. Do you sing songs? Can you sing one please?
  64. Have you met the commissioner of police and spoken to him?
  65. What according to you are the rights of the citizens?
  66. How must citizens behave and live in Society?
  67. If I’m singing a song loudly and walking on the street- is that a crime?
  68. Say I’m walking on the street at 1 am alone- is this a crime?
  69. Do you have a daughter?
  70. (If you had a daughter) until what time do you allow your daughter to be out on the streets?
  71. Do you know who designed your uniform?
  72. Where did the Hoysala get its name from? What does it mean?
  73. Where did the Cheetah bikes get its name from?
  74. If I find any man staring/whilstling at me or whilst walking comes close to my body and gives me a dhakka- what do you think I should do?
  75. Do you like the attention you get when you walk on the streets wearing your uniform?
  76. Do you believe in God? k-vijay-kumar
  77. What religion do you follow?
  78. Have you been beaten up anytime?
  79. Have you been complimented on your attire?
  80. For how many hours do you sleep everyday?
  81.  Do you read books?
  82. What books do you read?
  83. Have you ever been helped by a citizen in your work?
  84. Have you taken any personal/common oath on the occasion of becoming a police officer?
  85. What is this oath? Do you recollect it?
  86. Do you like Gajjar ka halwa?
  87. Have you ever witnessed someone being sexually violated?
  88. What did you do?
  89. Have you ever spoken to a person who has been sexually violated?
  90. What has the conversation been about?
  91. Do you think crimes of sexual violence have been on the rise?
  92. If yes, why do you think this has been the case?
  93. Do you do housework?
  94. What are you inspired by?
  95. What if the policemen didn’t wear their uniform? Do you think they would be able to detect crime happenings better as plains clothes police?
  96. If you got no orders from your senior police officer for a day- how would you do your work?
  97. Have you ever initiated a conversation with a girl waiting for her bus at the bus stop?
  98. Have you asked any citizen for their help?
  99. Do you have a role model? Who is it?
  100. Do you have any message you wish to give to the citizens?


I want to ask these questions.

Tell them my story if they’d like to know.

Break the Ice.



Chill and hang out with my police officer over a cup of garam chai.

Know them better.


100 questions I want to ask my Police

I think the task of policing a country, state, city or even an area is quite a task. While the Army, Navy and Air force- the guardians of my country go about their mammoth duties of protecting my border amongst many other things that they do, I am curious to know how the police force in my area organize themselves to protect me at the local level. I am curious to know what a day in the life of my police personnel (Civil police as they are called) look like. I want to set my enquiry into this field since I see these police men and women on the streets in my area; interact with them sometimes but not enough and somehow don’t understand sufficiently about the lives of these everyday native heroes. These are the men and women who protect me while I sleep at night residing in this area of Yelahanka in Bangalore presently- they’re tangible and I feel in control when I see and know about my surroundings well. Hence I am on this quest.

My mind is racing with questions…

I am curious to know who you are. How many people you are? I want to know how you work. What departments have you organized yourselves into to protect me? I want to know about your ranks (am fascinated by your insignia) and how you have divided your work between the different ranks?  I’m not too big a fan of hierarchy since I think it curbs creative, independent, free thought. That sense of one above the other may hinder uninhibited thinking that each one of us has through our own experiences- each so different from the other. But is such a hierarchy required for your functioning? And if yes, what is the rationale behind it? I want to know what work you do. Do you have too much of it? Can students possibly volunteer to help you with your work? If yes, How? Which areas? In what way? Do you know how accessible you are? How approachable you may be? And all of your employees? Do you know your citizens? The people under your jurisdiction? Have you met them? When? In what context? How many times? What have you spoken to them about? Has the conversation been around a crime? Or a problem which they seek your help with? Or have you spoken to your people about how they might feel today? Ask whether they are happy? Have a conversation with them about a new Bollywood movie or song? Conversations over chai and samosa?

And to the citizens I ask:  Have you asked the police officers that you see around you in your locality, about how they might be feeling today. About whether they have eaten well and are getting enough rest. Have you thanked the police that patrol your area in the night and keep you safe? Do you know how the life of an officer who is on night duty looks like? They sleep during the day and work when you sleep. They may have families. How do these police officers spend time with their families with such work timings? Do you understand how hard their work is? Their difficulties? What it takes to do what they do?

I want to ask these questions and more. I seek to explore these areas, understand the interface between the citizen and the police. My hope is to arrive at possibilities that may exist. My attempt is at being an aware citizen. To know better and be empowered by knowing. My attempt is to develop an action hero citizen profile and BE an Action Hero Citizen. How do I say “I Never Ask for it” while being an action hero citizen? What am I ask for while being an Action hero Citizen?

I invite you all here to my experience.

O yeah! Bring it on!