A little background of the event from my last year trip. (to home)
Date : 28th Oct 2007
Expected Time : 6 Hrs ( + 30 min stop time)
Start Time : 9:30 AM
Place : approx 25 KM to
Time : 4:30 PM
Somewhere close to
That was the first in my life that I realized there could be someone out there to kill you without any god damn reason. At least I experienced it that closely on that day first time. Anyway that’s not the case today. Its everyday reality now and after Jaipur, BLR,
Anyway the end was not that damaging as we thought at moment. Police (somehow – may be even God didn’t had an idea)) managed to stop the crowd to burn down another vehicle and find a passage for us to go to
Date : 26th Oct 2008
Expected time : Hell had an idea. No more.
Start Time : 1:30 PM
Place : From hanging somewhere in the air to dreams.
Not that I had a similar magnitude of experience this time, but its small things that questions me or made to think. For example -- To start with, the one hour 40 min journey in the bus for the airport will feel like you are going to a different city or something for the airport. Nope your city doesn’t have one.
So the real experience started after the flight landed in
And what about those air hostesses; mean I don’t understand this – that lady will welcome you from the moment you step into the plane; goes through that boring demo 3 times a day; helps you out for every of your request; see you off before you step down the plane; but still never tells you her name. I mean do they like remaining anonymous or it is like they feel a need for introducing themselves!!!
Anyway so flight landed in
If you never been in
here is what happened (translated in English for readers)
Me: Hello Sir, auto kaha se milega (where can I get an auto?)
Him: Idhar koi auto na mile, prepaid taxi le le (You won’t get an auto here; take a pre paid taxi)
Me: hmm.. Idhar se texi bhi nahi milega kya (Can I get a taxi from here ?)
Him: Ek baar bola ne, idhar auto sato na mile; bapas jakar taxi lo (I told you once, you won’t get an auto here; go back and get a taxi)
Me: theek hai, abhi main auto nahi taxi ke liye pooch raha tha; khair tumko kya matlab hai (Okay, I was asking about taxi this time; anyway you don’t want to help so … )
Yeah, it doesn’t sound that well !!
Anyway I finally reached on Delhi ISBT to catch a bus for Pilibhit, and guess what ... at least 7k people on stop for the bus ... like at least 25 traveling on top of. Somehow I managed to get a seat inside an AC bus. Tell you what, its a wrong time to travel just one day before Diwali (that too without a reservation).
Rest of the journey was okay, except the bus that I took from Bareilly to Pilibhit. That could have been a worst condition bus still operating. Anyway there is old saying about UP Roadways busses --
"Horn ko chodkar sab kuch bajta hai"
(Everything makes noice except horn)
I could hear them even few hours afterwards !!! That's my journey this time.