Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Road Rage(a)

Driving in Delhi Roads is nightmarish , especially the bluelines, two wheelers. They don’t even leave the footpath for you and every driver is hurling a volley of abuses. I avoid traveling with my husband in his scooter as he also steers his way in between the buses and tries to beat the traffic. I always sit in the fear that while waiting in red light, some passenger from the adjacent bus is going to vomit out .

But, yesterday , when I was pillion riding, I was amused at the sea change. Driving still atrocious but the mood has changed. Thanks to the FM and mp3 player in their mobiles. Every driver has got earplugs on and glued to music. So, while everyone is of the opinion they are humming the song, they are actually singing loud. In a red light, I could hear to my husband singing some song while the man behind me in another bike was singing a different song. Hilarious, it was.

Atleast, the moods have changed, and the tunes. Instead of the monotonous horns, One get to hear the songs, though not everyone is Kishore Kumar , Rafi, or Himesh Reshamiya.

7 comments:

geetha said...

At least.. that is a good change. I also couldn't stand the horns when I was there.. real headache :)

endevourme said...

instead of horn, ppl can sing naa,
oooo ooooo oooooo~~~
hoozoooooooor.....

Krithika said...

Horns really got on my nerves what was more irritating was when the horn was made to sound like a kid crying or some weird tune. Now they hum Himesh Reshamiya's songs. Which one do you think is worse ?I'd say it is a tough choice :-)

visithra said...

ehhehe i can imagine how funny it would have been

Inder said...

and sometimes i wonder if listening to fm radio or mp3 music while driving will increase the risk on roads... may be the concentration of the drivers and riders is not affected much... but, when people plug ear-phones in their ears, they have lesser chance of hearing vehicles and their horns that are out of their vision.

priya said...

Thaz cool coz it makes your day better than shouting at others or getting annoyed with honks...

Known Stranger said...

ya I NOTICED IT