Cry, my beloved Karnataka

Just as it seems the countdown has begun for the exit of the ‘Singh Parivar’ (B.S. Sial and Ajai Kumar Singh) following last week’s incidents, the DGP B.S. Sial has given an interview in Kannada to the very competent Deepak Thimaya.

During the interview on Udaya TV, Deepak pulled out a pink slip of paper, which he said had been picked up from one of the spots where tear gas shells were used by the police to control the crowds.

The expiry date of the packet: November 2005.

Question: what happens with expired tear gas shells? Do they lose their efficacy to bring tears to the eyes? Or do the victims end up “crying” even more?