INDIA UPDATE

Many physicists today postulate the existence of multiple universes, even when sober. We used to live in a world of infinite possibilities. Now we live in an infinite number of worlds. India shines. Democracy thrives. The economy booms. A hundred flyovers bloom. This is not that India. If you see your picture here one day, don’t worry. That’s not you.

KNOW YOUR LAWS : INDIAN AIRCRAFT ACT, 1934


Under this act, your government controls the manufacture, possession, operation, use, and sale of aircraft. The term ‘aircraft’ includes gliders, kites, and balloons, whether fixed or free.

This explains why airline owners drink so much. It also means you need to be very careful during birthday parties. Or not. It depends on how you view birthday parties. Perhaps you like terrorizing children by threatening to call the police. Thanks to the Aircraft Act, this is no idle threat. Let’s say there’s a little boy who’s stamping on all the balloons, and you find him obnoxious. Just call the police and they will take him away. If you used balloons to decorate your gate, they may have come to arrest you anyway, in which case you waste much less time.

Remember, it makes no difference whether the balloons are actually inflated or not. So if you buy a packet of balloons from a toy shop without government permission, both you and the shopkeeper are in violation of the law. We would advise that you carefully assess the shopkeeper before entering into any such transaction. Is he a person you like? Do you have similar tastes in music? Would you share your last samosa with him? Does it look like he fancies you?

Think this through carefully. You may end up sharing the same jail cell.

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2 comments on “KNOW YOUR LAWS : INDIAN AIRCRAFT ACT, 1934

  1. meesha
    September 5, 2012

    Do condoms count as balloons ?

    (a friend wants to know) :oops:

    • shovonc
      September 6, 2012

      As per the law, it depends on whether they’re fixed or free.

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