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Monday, 17 October 2011


this blog is dedicated to all the drivers and conductors of our country who put their lives on the road for us!! let me take you through one of  India's most colorful ride. nope,it is not the festival season.. its our very own public transport, the buses...yup....wherever you go, you will find very common traits among the buses in our country... be it the their revered efficiency or their chivalry, you will be in for a very joyous ride!! first of all, there will be set of middle-aged men handling the buses... middle-aged not old-aged... now the advantage of these people are that they have a lot of experience in you know you will safely reach your destination.. but on the flip side, they act as if they are the wise old sages who have an answer to anything and everything!! politics, "oh, he is an idiot,he should have taken up that quota or this quota"..."India can never develop",the universal one-liner among all of us!! entertainment,"no one's good these days, actors were good in our days!!!" they have a ready-made reply to all the happenings in the world....let me let you on in a little secret..the favorite topic of all the drivers and conductors is matter which part of the world they are discussing, they will always come back to their wives cooking....:):)..then there's the second category of all the freshly recruited candidates... you can never really trust their driving...and their reactions while pushing their way through the great Indian traffic not only outside but also inside the bus.. they make faces when they have to steer their way through the ladies on guys, admit do enjoy it... ;);)... then there's a third category of all the sick people who just behave as if there's nothing in the world that cannot wait... they won't get up to give you tickets ,,would be lost completely in their chatter with the driver... buses all over have a sign asking people to talk softly so as to not disturb the of irony....will pass cheap comments and sing songs like they are in their bathroom... wonder how their wives bear it?? and the best category of all, the pretending to be funny ones... they pass stupid jokes and think they are the funniest in the world... they ask you if you want ticket or a pass and if you are one of the regular travelers, you say pass... and they say "fail" and break out uproariously almost giving you a darshan of their teeth....i mean,its not even funny... they also try to strike a conversation with all the pretty girls calling them madam... in our country, calling every other girl madam is considered very respectful,..but let me tell you it doesn't sound right from such people... its comes out as very condescending!!! but then, i have to salute their patience, traffic maneuvering techniques and they friendliness... its needed sometimes... looking at them handle the huge bus and their travelers, its a good training for all those  people who wanna learn driving!! just hop into any of these buses and you will learn a lot...:):)... with this i leave you with one of my favourite jokes..
GUY TO THE DRIVER OF A BUS: "When will this dustbin leave?"
DRIVER:"It will leave when all the waste has been collected"...
and the reason i have put a school-bus picture is  that most of our memories are from our school buses...


  1. Hahahaha! Nice post! I like the PJ of 'Pass or ticket', u say pass, driver says 'fail'!
    I hv had funnier encounters Nasik they say in Marathi, Chala ticket bola ticket..(which implies buy ticket, and the literal meaning is say'ticket')
    And I said 'Ticket' and the crowd burst into laughter!

  2. ha..ha..see, its the same everywhere....