Nov 11, 2008

Bang galore for the buck!

I have been living in Bangalore for almost two months now on work and I still have not been able to figure out how the city moves. Call a Meru cab and 8 out of 10 ten times, the waiting time for a cab to arrive at your doorstep will be in the excess of two hours. The buses seem to go nowhere even when they are clogging up every possible street er, lane to be more precise. Then there are the double coach buses, joined by a vestibule that resembles some ancient space ship docking system from the children's books. Three wheelers are another story. The meters are completely warped. I remember having done what seemed to be 15 kays and this guy's meter read 24 kays. Negotiations from a guy who does not know the local language is mostly futile. Running a car with those petrol costs is unviable.

Biking is an option if you do not mind massive concrete carrying trucks and buses constantly sniffing your backside. Their motors hissing away barely inches from your rear numberplate. Hence my state of confusion. The office is about 3 kays from where I put up these days and with the cool breeze and clear blue sunny skies, I have been walking back and forth all these days to work. And each time, drooling at the P220 or an FZ that passes by, recklessly overtaking that dump truck from the left. Darn!


Anonymous said...

if u get so irritated in bangalore's do u people survive in a place caleed CALCUTTA....i mean man i get my nerves stand on my end wen i immagine it's horrible and fatal traffic system, wrecked lanes and stupid people running here n there like animals...atleast bangalore is not that WILD as u may mean.
I think frist look at calcutta and then then be in a position to compare with rest of indian metros man !!

Anonymous said...

my mail id is i will wait for yr mail on this.....take care of yrslf in CALCUTTA !!