Friday, May 08, 2009

Travel in a city

I do love traveling around Mumbai in an auto. Autos are just the perfect height above the ground to see the dust flying when a humid breeze blows. I can look either way to catch everyday scenes of this city I've learnt to love.
From either side I see pan-stained sidewalks, but if I just hunch the littlest bit, I can see gorgeous mannequins under neon lights. Close enough to count the ribs of panting stray dogs and to see the glistening skins of mangoes stacked high on fruit sellers' carts. Close enough to see brightly coloured polythene bags clogging open gutters and the red high heeled shoes of the woman in Chanel sunglasses waiting for the valet to bring her car.
Fast enough that I feel weightless while we race down a flyover, narrowly avoiding potholes, yet slow enough for me to read all the billboards.

4 comments:

विकास कुमार said...

me too :)

Annina said...

hey! thank you so much for your nice comment! wow.. India.. I bet this is exciting! how ur doing? greetings from Rome!

Ravali said...

i prefer my 2 wheeler to the autos.... atleast i wont have to go through the panic attack i have evreytime the auto fello drives fast :D

malpani said...

nice description of the not so good looking scenarios in a sweet manner....
but i think the height of the seats isnt right enough it is better in a BEST bus.....
but that is also subject to the criteria i am speaking about.... there are many other problems in a BEST.... though it has an advantage of splashing the muddy water into the rickshaws while the auto-driver is busy managing to avoid the potholes in monsoon...
Come monsoon and u should travel in BEST only :D