Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Talk of the herds..

If you have lived in Mumbai for some time and taken public transport you would correlate to this post probably..

- every thing being sold over foot bridge or in the train is in denomination of Rs 5-10 etc

- only railways in the world where the merchandise comes to be sold in the train..

- as soon as the train halts people start running towards stairs.., initially i used to wonder what is wrong with people..why are they running as if running for their lives.. then I realized if you stroll aaram se you would be the one waiting in the jam packed stairway waiting for others push to move forwards.

- you will find people standing in the middle of the foot bridge halfway staring at the tracks far sighted..one would wonder why there are bunch of people staring like that as if watching some movie shot..then one would realize that they are waiting for train, fast train or slow train which ever comes earlier they will rush to that platform accordingly..

- walking in crowd learn to walk with one hand bent at elbow ahead .. stream lining people who come in the opposite direction to move out of your way.. :)

funny these encounters may seems and daily you may encounter many such experiences.. but it teaches you how to survive in the city which has no time and no breathing space..



Zhu said...

My only experience with truly crowded public transportation was in China and boy, it was hard to get in the bus! Forget about seating anywhere, just breathing is hard enough :-)

Anonymous said...

Interesting, funny observations!