Whether it is breakdown of the joint family system or migration of children to study or work, the one direct impact on the pensioner is that Bangalore is no longer a paradise. Insecurity trails the life of most senior citizens living a sequestered life in Bangalore. This makes them easy prey for anti-social elements. This week’s Public Eye focuses on this issue and problems faced by the vulnerable — particularly senior citizens — in the city. Mail your feedback to Public Eye, The Hindu , 19&21, Bhagwan Mahaveer Road (Infantry Road), Bangalore 560001 or publiceye.thehindu @gmail.com.