‘No City For the Elderly’: Why Are Delhi’s Senior Citizens Always On Guard?

Elderly across Delhi-NCR speak about safety concerns, the process of ageing, and the anxieties of living alone.

Laxmi Dabas, 75, on Thursday, 11 February, went for an eye-checkup to a clinic 12 km from her house in South Delhi.

“The eye drop used by the doctor left me with a blurred vision. I was told it’s going to be that way for 6-7 hours. My son lives in Bengaluru. He said he’d book a cab for me to go home but I decided to stay back because I did not want to risk taking a cab when I couldn’t see properly. Who knows what the driver would have done?” she said.

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