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Why is driving on Indian roads is good for you

I am not doing Ikkeri Basava here. Don't you know Ikkeri Basava? There is a famous statue of a Bull in Ikkeri in Karnataka. The story goes like this. A tourist once put his finger in side the nose of Basava and a scorpion bit his finger. Of course the bite was not serious or fatal. But this man told everyone that you should find out what is inside the nose of Basava because it is a great experience. So many other curious tourists got bit by scorpion and spread the awareness :)


No, I am not doing that. I think.

Here are few points why driving in our roads is good for you
  • Do you know the cheeks of Hema Malini. Not now, But when she was the dream girl. According a politician - driving in his home state was like driving on the cheeks of Hema Malini. So you don't want to miss that experience!
  • Whether you are monotheist, polytheist, atheist or some other theist (in plain English, whether you believe in one God, many Gods or no God), you will remember your God/s when driving. And you pray to him/her/them many times during the travel. So he/she in turn may decide to bless you in some way.
  • We Indians - more particularly south Indians rarely dance. The last time we danced was in the year 1900 may be, when we were 5 years old. So if you ride a two wheeler, you bend when you want to overtake a vehicle which is going at a speed of 10 km per hour. Minus. And you do little bit of rap - I don't know what is rap. But you do jump many times when you have to drive over pot holes. 
  •  You do not have to do any yoga for improving your balance. When a crazy auto driver suddenly takes a U turn and is hell bent on hitting your vehicle, you hold your breath and hold the vehicle really straight and some how escape him. And balance improved by 100%.
  •  If you are in a larger vehicle and in spite of all these circus, your vehicle falls down and burns as is the newest trend, your kin will save money on your cremation. And you may get "veera swarga" - heaven reserved for brave soldiers. You aren't less than any soldier. 
 
  • Many of us like to see horror movies, ghost stories. May be it is because we want to be terrified. Indian roads are a better alternative.

But on a serious note, the report on volvo accidents, clearly mentioned the reason behind accident as bad roads. How many more of us should be burned to death, break our bones and lose our loved ones, before something is done about the state of our roads.

 

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