When the 'e' becomes less electronicWe all use our e-mails regularly. We are habituated to use e-wallets and e-commerce. I am sure everybody knows what this 'e' is. This 'e' is used to mean electronic. Everything which has an electronic version is notified like this. There is a mall in Kolkata known as e-MALL. Well, it's not any electronic version of a mall but a mall where you will find all types of electronics gadgets. The mall is dedicated to electronics and hence this name.
Today, I was traveling on a bus and was a bit confused at the beginning by seeing a term mentioned just above a window. There it was written e-Gate. I was trying very hard to decipher the exact meaning. I was even looking around to find any electronic circuitry nearby because I thought it meant an electronic gate. We are so used to this term that just by observing it reminds us it must be something related to electronics. After a little while and more minute observation, I realized how wrong my interpretation was. Actually in every bus, there is an emergency gate and generally above the gate it is clearly painted as Emergency Gate. The tech-savvy painter thought it to give it a little twist and hence painted it that way.