At press time, it’s early Monday morning in India. The official business week launch day of the 13th international edition of The Huffington Post.
Per the blaring lead headline above, the alleged rape on Friday of a 26-year-old female Uber passenger by her New Delhi driver is front and center. Not just on the content side of The Huffington Post India but also in everyone’s personal thoughts and weekend commutes. From editor-in-chief Sruthijith KK’s introductory message:
As I drove to work this morning, teams of bleary-eyed policemen had spread out across Delhi, peering into vehicles that passed their metal barricades. They were on the lookout for the absconding taxi driver who on Friday night had allegedly raped a young woman who had believed she was availing the safest possible option to go home when she used the Uber App on her Smartphone to hail a cab.