So let's see, what lessons are there to learn from the recent deaths on Carter Road? Well, going by the letters columns which I'm addicted to reading, more or less any lessons you choose. Try some, won't you?
So there you have it, some lessons that people have taken from the tragedy.
You might also think about some others.
For one, the way we build roads. After all, these dead people were not "migrants" "pouring" into the "orphanage." They were labourers brought there by a contractor to work on Carter Road. Such labourers invariably, and I mean invariably, live in shacks on the pavement of such roads and sleep outside those shacks on the road. Just so are our roads made even more easily drivable for Corollas piloted by party-goers.
While you're thinking about that one, you might also think about the toilet facilities such contractors provide for such labourers. Just an aside, you realize.
For another, which is related, the way we develop. In 21st Century wi-fied India, we have a large number of people who can afford sleek speedy cars. We also have a large number of people who both build the roads for the first set, and sleep on those roads at night. Are these two sets of people unmindful of each other? Should they be? What does that say about how we develop?
As I said, you can take away whatever lessons you like. But choose carefully.