Category Archive for 'traffic'

mirror of relationship with an autorickshaw driver on bangalore roads

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

Its not uncommon to see vehicles on Bangalore roads, typically autorickshaws, leaving a trail of billowing smoke, as if they were one of those sky-writing planes, road-writing some message on the road especially by the convoluted way they drive. Whenever feasible, I try to talk to them about it. I don’t have much of an […]

a casuality without an accident

Friday, December 15th, 2006

I’d speculated earlier that in a way, humanity is gasping for breath being swept around in a tsunami everyday (just a metaphor), but of course that’s probably not very easy to digest. Most of us would hardly ever admit that there really is any real problem, esp if we have accumulated the opinion over age […]

bangalore driving – it can be different

Saturday, December 9th, 2006

With Bangalore traffic, some common sense is needed and its not really practical to blindly follow traffic rules every time, as long as it dosen’t put others to inconvenience or danger. The following is just an ad hoc incident, I don’t expect it to happen all the time. Recently I was driving home late evening. […]

survival of the fittest?

Monday, September 4th, 2006

Recently watched the movie A Beatiful Mind (Russel Crowe) for the second time, following it more closely. There’s an interesting scene of a blonde girl, where they’re discussing about famous economist Adam Smith’s theory that “individual ambition is for the common good”.  When a blonde girl enters the scene, Nash comes up with a thesis […]

the reluctant autorickshaw

Sunday, May 7th, 2006

The following is something I’d written a while ago in a “learn kannada” forum… Real life incidents though not exactly verbatim… Auto-rickshaw drivers of Bangalore nowadays have become more selective than infy in ‘choosing’ their ‘projects’! They usually refuse to go wherever a passenger wants to go, and drive off, and one has to stop […]

good, bad and ugly about bangalore

Wednesday, November 16th, 2005

After seeing this website bangalorepothole – one might as well consider a PhD in potholology 😉 Seriously speaking, its pretty interesting and unexpectedly informative wrt potholes! But it does make one realise that some roads on Bangalore would make the moon’s surface look like a skating rink in comparison!

corporate drivers

Thursday, April 28th, 2005

Actually we say that software and BPO is also producing jobs for others, eg for countless drivers of company shuttles and cabs. This is true, there is no doubt that they are better off employed than looking around aimlessly for jobs. However perhaps their circumstances could be a bit better.

truly enjoyable TT and driving

Monday, April 18th, 2005

And I find that he too starts cultivating a similar
cheerful attitude – not that he was not like that
earlier, but it merely reminds him that that was the
whole point behind playing in the first place!

lessons from nature| ಪ್ರಕೃತಿಯ ಪಾಠ

Wednesday, March 16th, 2005

The leading story in this morning’s newspaper is quite strange.

Beauty in Chaos – Bangalore Traffic

Wednesday, November 19th, 2003

At first glance, there is total chaos on the streets. But if you look at it with a quiet mind, some amazing things reveal themselves. The very first miracle is that nobody is actually having an accident…