Sunday, March 14, 2010

Rush Hour

So what's the story on the traffic situation in Bombay? There are more cars and cabs in the city than diamonds at a Sindhi wedding. The traffic moves at snail's pace. And the potholes have roads. You have to dodge pedestrians who've never heard of zebra crossings, taxis that have never heard of indicators and bus drivers who have never heard of lanes. If that's not enough to keep you awake, the endless honking will. People honk for anything. They'll honk if it's hot. They'll honk if there's a pothole in the way. Some even honk to find out why you're not moving - at a stop light. New cars are being launched every week. The Tata Nano is available for the price of a Bottega bag, even though the bag may have more room. There's talk of a new underground metro system and a new monorail project that will probably be ready by the time every other country is offering space travel. After all, speed is something no one in this city is familiar with.


  1. I absolutely love your sense of humour.

    You pick a core topic and write a book about it someday and Ill publish!

    And I'll get the singha's and Angad Bedi to be there at the reading! Can you top that! huh? huh? Im sure you don't have contact with the stars like I do!!


  2. Of course not...I'm just a humble writer trying to make a living here.