About The Author
Brought up in chd, I’m a commerce background student pursuing my bachelors in commerce from mcm dav
We all have those days when we come back home irritated and frustrated with the mad house that the Indian roads are. Yes, today was mine. So, here I am. Venting it out!
I humbly present to you 5 types of people you see on the Indian roads.
1. THE BUSY BEE
Most of the people you see on the Indian roads are so busy with their lives and tight schedules, that standing at a red light for mere 40-80 seconds feels like a massive waste of time to them. One can never understand how the Indian mentality works. They can stand at the light for 90 seconds but as soon as it comes down to 3,2 and 1, they can’t help but honk and make you wish you were deaf. Maybe those 3 seconds are life changing? Us common people will never know. Brace yourself if you don’t move your vehicle for the royals as soon as it turns green for they will play you the music of their horns.
2.THE ULTIMATE MORON
My personal favourite. The ultimate moron. There are some people who get you angry in a jiffy with irritating honks and impatience. And then there are these lovely creatures, who drive in such a way that you laugh a hundred times at them before you get a chance to get mad at them. The ultimate moron can be seen in many forms- People who don’t comprehend the concept of double road or are too slow to grasp the direction of traffic or the one who is confused about his lanes. You would never know if this one wants to actually go right or left because he can make his vehicle stand wherever he feels like.
ALSO, MILD SUGGESTION- JUST BECAUSE THERE IS EMPTY SPACE DOESN’T MEAN YOU HAVE TO BARGE IN.
WHAT, IS IT SOME COMPETITION?
3. THE AUTO WALA AND BUS WALA
These belong to a special category. Or so they think. They take turns and stop their vehicles, because they can do that. This one evening I saw an auto driver looking in the left direction and taking a right turn. LLTT in action right there! The road belongs to them, and we are common people who would be honoured to let them break the rules and dent our cars.
4. THE FUKRA
Categorically to be found in Punjab, ‘the fukra’ can be seen in abundance on the roads of Chandigarh. To be more specific, the gedi route is their safe haven. You can identify them in over speeding cars and zig zag driving with loud music. Songs like – ” kudi kehndi pehle jaguar le lo. Phir Jinna marzi pyaar le lo” Yes! Such songs exist.
5. THE FEARLESS PEDESTRIAN
So many pedestrians have this new streak of bravery and courage to show. Even if they see a car approaching them at a high speed, they fearlessly get on the road to cross it with the ” I like to live life dangerously” expression.
So, overall driving on Indian roads requires sacrificing your sanity on a daily basis. But hey! We’re Indians. And what is chaos for us? Routine.