Remember the days
of your childhood when you used to travel with your mom and dad? That time we
used to think of driving our own vehicle as soon as possible. We all have
thought of driving a car like we use to play in our video games.
But now being an
adult and driving my car till my office make me think of the good times I had
earlier. Sitting at passenger thing can be a joyful ride now and driving a car
in Pune can be a test of your patience and fortitude, of the strength
of your character. You will cry, you will curse and it shall be a stronger and
wiser person who emerges from the traffic jams.
here are ways in which driving in Pune helps you grow as a person:
is an F1 racer within us all that Puneri roads brings to the fore. The
person who overtakes you is a jerk looking for cheap thrills, and the one
driving in front of you at a leisurely place is a jobless tortoise that needs
to learn how to drive. Such thoughts can increase your talent of
competiveness and you will be a racer on Puneri roads.
preferred form of stress-relief must be screaming obscenities (from behind the
safety of your windshield) at not-so-innocent bystanders who materialize
seemingly out of the blue in front of your vehicle. But it may not be such a good idea to say what's really on your mind
when some idiot swerves past you like he's playing real-life Road Rash - your
elderly passengers will be shocked and appalled, and your kids will learn new,
creative ways to embarrass you in public. When it comes to
self-discipline, Pune traffic teaches you more than Ra's Al Ghul ever taught
If you are a
patient person then it will be easier for you to survive it this city called
Pune. Rather your quality will get more enhanced when you get struck in the
traffic. If you are an impatient person then worry not you will definitely
learn how to develop this quality.
You will be blocked
more than once by this evil and you will later regret being behind this. PMPML buses that look like they can fall apart at the
hinges any second but miraculously manage to hold themselves together. They
stop in the middle of a road and make you come to an abrupt halt behind them,
struggling to escape the power they hold over your vehicle. And that's easier
said than done - they will swing from the left side of the road to the right
like enormous, lumbering pendulums while you play an impromptu game of
The streets of Pune teach
you that it's the small gestures that truly make a difference, the seemingly
insignificant acts of goodness that mean so much. You become so used to
people coming up on your left, overtaking you, rounding your two-wheeler and
taking a left without the slightest indication that the mere sight of someone
flashing their indicator will fill your eyes with tears of joy.
If you are stuck in your
car, inching forward at a deathly slow pace in a sea of other tortured souls,
your playlist is your savior. When the universe is conspiring against you getting to
work on time, choosing and singing along to your own music gives you a
semblance of control amidst the chaos of FC Road. You are humbled and grateful
to use this gift.
roads of Pune are like a lawless wasteland, with each man for himself.
Trivialities like traffic rules are for the mere mortals who like to play it
safe, not the legends. So when you're driving and one of
these daredevils decides to zigzag through the vehicles like a firecracker that
has lost its way, you understand why following the rules was so important in
school. And when you wish you could hand out detentions for
terrible driving, and that is when you become your high
Because who needs video
games when you can experience all the craziness of driving in GTA every time
you take your car out for a drive. The game-play is unbelievably immersive, and will
have you actually fearing for your life at times.