Monday, June 29, 2009

Cruising the Streets of New Delhi: Not an Easy Task

Since I have started riding my horse to work, I have been having a blast. I just love the feeling of warm summer wind brushing through my over silky hair (who’s hair won’t be silky after applying a bottle of Livon), the rush of going 100 kilometers an hour, the fear of being crushed by a 10 to 20 something ton truck and the uncertainty of whether my horse can take the hot and the awful humidity of New Delhi. It’s just awesome…

Driving in New Delhi can be terrifying, especially if you are riding a bike. Local drivers here are all born qualified F1 racer. They can even blast an 800 cc car at 150 kilometers. If you own a Honda Civic, then the road is yours. Though there is a speed limit, but no one. Nobody give a damn to the cops, provided that you must have 100 bucks (around 3 dollars) in your wallet. In short New Delhi is kind of a race car driver paradise. If you run over a biker or a predistian, you can always get away from the scene, or if caught by the cops, well, around 5000 rupees can get the job done. If you are a speed freak, come on over here and test your skills. I would recommend Ferrari, Porsche , Honda, Lamborghini, BMW and Mercedes to stop wasting their time, patience and money on drivers like Lewis Hamilton and Michael Schumacher. Instead come over here. You will get hundreds and hundreds or drivers who can drive 120 kilometers and hour at streets filled with leg pulled rickshaws, tuk-tuks, cars, trucks, bikes and bicycles. Just imagine, if these drivers were given one of your super cars and let them driver in a racing circuit.

Am still riding my horse, though it’s very dangerous here. But I have my own reasons. My work shift starts from 14:00 hours. I sleep till noon, so its almost impossible for me to grab breakfast. Traveling in crowded cabs, filled with fresh wash aroma of sweats, fish like body odor, burping and occasional farting is challenging. Especially if you are traveling on empty stomach. One can even get lifelong diseases. I have decided, it would be better to risk my life and ride my horse top work, rather than be a part of this smelly feast!

28 comments:

  1. This is a hilarious post yet very informative. Dude you watch out while driving with these F1 race drivers.

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  2. Loved this post. Give me a glimpse of how Delhi Traffic must be. Drive safe.

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  3. The traffic here is horrible. Every day i feel as if am head to the battle field!

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  4. The smell sounds disgusting. Its better for you to ride your horse to work. But be careful bro.. keep your eyes on the road

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  5. Sounds terrifying. Drive safe. I bet within a shot span of time these drivers will land in grave instead of the race circuit!

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  6. Celebrity Gossip,
    Every day i see cars crashed beyond words. ITs really a horrible place to drive.. Especially if you are a visitor.

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  7. I know what you are trying to say.. I have been there and there wasn't a single day that i haven't seen crashed cars and dead bodies. ITs horrible.

    About the smell... why don't you stop taking bath, fart and just blend with the locals. LOL.. Just kidding. Drive safe bro!

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  8. Travel news,
    i have tried to blend in with the locals but i can't even stand the way i smell.. LOL...

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  9. This sounds fun... Why don't you recruit one of these drivers and start your own agent.. LOl..

    You should be really careful. Drive with your eyes on the road.

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  10. This sounds horrible.. I have been to India and i know the traffic there. Its hell... You have to be extra cautious especially if you are riding a horse

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  11. I use to keep my eye on the road, no matter how sexy the girl driving the car is.. LOL... Can't risk my life for a piece of ass

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  12. May be i should give it a shoot in the street of Delhi. Am a die hard speed freak!

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  13. Metal Mayhem, i won't recommend you to quench your thirst here. LOL

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  14. Young man you better be careful while riding your horse. We don't want anything happening to you

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  15. Am driving as safe as i can be... BRo

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  16. Sounds scary! BTW, Honda Civic is not a race car. These people might end up blasting their engine..

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  17. I have visited India and the traffic is a nightmare. Its a jungle out there. Can't even imagine how you can ride your horse there.

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  18. So true @Travel New.. Almost every day i see the same sight. Crashed cars and Dead bodies. Its horrible.

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  19. @Hotels for Travelers . Honda Civic is not a racing car. Don't know why people drive it as if they are chased by some ghost

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  20. @Tar Black Night,
    I have no other option.. Can't even afford a car

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  21. What do you do with all the savings... Start spending it. LOL. Life is more important than money

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  22. @Tar Black Night.. That's exactly what am doing.. That is why i cannot save enough to buy a car. LOL!

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  23. Thanks for taking me on a cruise with you through New Delhi, bro! :)

    The Old Silly

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  24. good idea for cruising stress,thanks for sharing and information friend!

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  25. Hi!
    I hope all is well.
    Delhi is nothing more than 'crime capital' to me. :P

    You drive safe.

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