I would have had to put up the description of the trip after coming back to Pune… and so I used the power of twitter to blog about the trip, in real time. Below, is just a copy paste of my tweets… and pics are an addition :)
Most cities in India now have a compulsory rule to wear seat belts if you are sitting in the front seats of any four wheeler. Many cities also have strict rules for two-wheeler riders to wear helmets. Failure to comply with the two rules above leads to heavy fines! Heavy – mark this word.
Most cities experience a sort of rebel against the traffic authorities when safety rules like those for the seat belt and the helmet are introduced. People are reluctant to wear them. It is like smoking cigarettes. People are reluctant to follow what is in their best interest. As much as the fact that smoking cigarettes is injurious to health is true, not wearing helmets is a big risk too! Everyday newspapers in cities such as Pune, carry news of people getting badly injured or losing life because of head injuries sustained during accidents. I am not very sure how well seat belts actually protect someone driving a car, not especially in India.
In my honest opinion, compulsory rules of wearing seat belts or helmets must be scrapped. Also, all the road-side Pollution Under Control (PUC) centres in India must shut shops.
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Stree: Yahan se left
RFB: Are you sure?
Stree: Haan bey!
Stree: Bass bass, yahin pe rok de
Stree: Do I need to sign the roster?!!??
Sometime before that:
Rickshaw: Raja, raja, raja… %#@%@ @^#%$%#@ @# #@%#2
Stree: Appu Raja!
RFB: Really? Man, you have awesome memory!
RFB: Does it sound like that? I think it is some marathi song
Stree: The words are not the same I think, but it is Appu Raja
RFB: The music sounds different too!
Stree: Yeh, but it is Appu Raja! It is just like that!
Sometime before that…
Mgupta4: Are you leaving?
RFB: Ye ye!
Stree: Ok guys, I am leaving too. Marathe, lets go!
RFB: I got my phatphati.
Stree: You mean, Ducati??
RFB: Yeh, a 100cc Ducati!! Do you want a lift?
A’jee-K’wale: It is called a ‘ride’, not a ‘lift’!
RFB: Like, ‘pillion’?
RFB: Lets go Stree!
Sometime before that…
RFB: Stree, Stree… Hey Stree…
Stree smiles across the glass divider
RFB: How about this: “Stree, Stree, Nice Stree”
RFB: Have you watched the movie ‘UP’? In that there is this little boy who goes around the old man’s house searching for a snipe, calling out – ‘Snipe Snipe, nice Snipe, Come out Snipe… Clap Clap Clap!’
RFB: So how about: “Stree Stree, Nice Stree, Clap Clap Clap!”
Stree: I will give your supari!
Question: Who had the last laugh?