Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Metro's Refugee !

I was sitting peacefully in My 6 coached Metro. I had everything with me - a nice cozy unreserved seat, a beautiful girl siting next to me, Harper's Bazaar magazine in my hand and a bright yellowish light above me to see its glossy photos. Life was perfect.

but suddenly I was asked to vacate the Metro via an announcement. Nobody was there to explain 'why'. What I had been considering "my Metro" for the past 15 minutes was no longer mine! I was made a REFUGEE in a split-second. I had to leave behind everything I had to start a new life in an Alien overcrowded 4 coached Metro.

Now I can understand how people must have felt at the time of PARTITION. I empathize with them.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Yamuna Expressway - A Paid Media Miracle

The Yamuna Expressway can best be termed as a 'Paid Media Miracle' cuz it's nowhere close to driver's delight. OK, the road is smooth but does that make it WORLD CLASS, claimed by virtually every other media?

NOT A SINGLE BLOODY PETROL PUMP in the entire 165KM stretch !!! isn't it amazing?

Its a lonely road, with hardly any security....especially at night; There are NO LIGHTS! Reflectors can't replace the street-lights, can they? So if your car breaks down you are left to the light of your mobile phones.
Just one or two Patrol vans can be spotted after miles - A zilch in the name of security. So if you are a gang of girls thinking of a trip to Taj, you need to think again.

And in case someone meets with an accident, he is doomed because there is hardly any medical assistance on the road. Very very few exit points...making it even harder to reach the nearest hospital and virtually no U-turn options once you cross the toll booth, so if you have to return in an emergency, you have to travel 50 KMs or more anyways.

The speed limit of 100kmph is firstly, absurd and secondly, just a scarecrow. Nobody gives a sh*t to it, especially the Audis, BMWs, Mercs and NANOs !! ;)

NH 2 is so much secure and lively, with Dhabas every 2 minutes among other facilities but be prepared to starve on the expressway because the restaurants at the "Public Conveniences" points are not yet functional.. Even Water is available on select points only.

It's certainly a big turn-off, NOT WORTH THE MONEY at all and definitely a strict NO-NO if you are with Family. Howcome not a single News paper/TV channel reported the darker side of this expressway...not even an iota?

Pls avoid this 'Jewel' altogether because In the day you might die of boredom on it, but in the night you might actually DIE !

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I Owe my Freedom to...

If my Independence day had any meaning yesterday.... it was because of my Cycle !
I owe my freedom to it .... (and the puncture kit, of course :P)
the carefree roaming - Dwarka to Qutub miniar, to gurgaon, to Vasant Kunj to Nehru Park to Rajouri Garden - is possible on a motorbike but for me it would never be as much fun as it is on a bike!
(although my Ass is a bit reluctant to accept that!)

PS: Apart from biking insanely, i planted a tree (Chudail Papdi is the name), met with some amazing people, Flew kites, jammed, danced, sang, clicked photos, and ate chicken to my heart's content at Kakke da dhaba !