Tuesday, January 22, 2008

automatic :D


Hmmm... so what was I today...??

Today, I was a little black and yellow auto-rikshaw going down the bumpy road on my three sturdy wheels..

There i go scaring away all those big fat shiny cars in my way, with my grrrhhh grrrhhhh putt putt grrrrhhh putt grrhhhh...!!!
Did you see them squeal and run right out of the way..??
aaaah.. its some mighty roar i have, you see :D

And how could anyone have missed my royal black wings, as they billowed out on either side of me with each gust of wind, welcoming the icy cold wind inside, like a man invites a new breath into his body, to cleanse out the staleness left by the last

So off i went, roaming from dawn to dusk.. guzzling down the igniting tempting diesel, whenever my spirits were low.. going from one end of the city to the other..

Started off my day with the smelling stinking slums, with their open gutters and bumpy roads, with more potholes than asphalt on them. :sigh: What a pain in the axles they gave me :sigh:
And the kids in these areas... ufff the parents have neither the money to send them to school nor the time to look after them.. and all they do all day, is run from one end of the road to the other..
One of these little things almost came under me today.. thank God!! I had gotten new brakes a couple of days back.. else it would have been one kid less on that street, not that the rest would have remembered him for more than a week. But who is to blame them.. they are taught that life is tough and losses are just too regular a part of it, so they learn to live with them at a very young age..

Well, coming back to my excursions today..
So i somehow managed to get out of the slime of the city, without much slime on my shiny black bumpers, and headed towards the other end.. the road of malls, with its high rise buildings and multi-block malls, with neon displays and bright lights. Some of the buildings, i have heard, have something called flats, where men live. I have seen them sometimes, peeping out of the hanging tongues of their flats. I think i heard someone call these tongues balconies. Anyway, i zipped along, on the road, which was smooth as butter, competing with long sleek cars and fast gleaming bikes.. the best part of this road was, of course, that it had many many red lights which gave me ample rest and a chance to look at the beautiful flats on either side... but somehow these lights always made my customers very grumpy.. i don't understand why they don't appreciate the chance for a breather...

So just like this, i travelled the city, with the wind in my wings and a fire in my engine.. cruising along, taking my passengers a little further in the ride of their lives.

It was fun watching my shadow run behind me to catch up and to watch the road slide right under me, like life slides by never to be lived again it seems, only to be revisited the very next day, with some new passenger in the backseat and a new song playing on the FM...

PS: took this picture myself, of a moving auto from a moving car

36 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

That was beautifully written! :)

Cool space you have here.However,seems like this ain't your first blog though!

maverick said...

nice post..loved reading it..n nice pic..lol..even i took a few pics frm a moving train..check the posts in my blog..if u havent already..lol

durjoy datta said...

that was interesting...........!!!!!!!!!

Ashu said...

funny enough freshy.....good idea to put up a different post in a cooool way.....

thanks for blogrolling me....And the auto taxis are part and parcel of life in a wonderland called India....

Gonecase said...

I love your writing style, very fresh !

d SINNER!!! said...

uhh....wish i cud do that sm day....run and watch my shadow tryin to catch me....

:)nice one...n its always fun to hire auto's and rickshaw's and banter a lil over the payment....

freesherry said...

@sameera
thanks a lot :)

freesherry said...

@maverick
yes.. i did see them and beautiful pictures they were indeed
thanks

freesherry said...

@durjoy
thanks :)

freesherry said...

@ashu
thanks
and yes, they are a very important part of the India way of life.. and now they are even playing a role in the British way of life :D

freesherry said...

@gonecase
thanks.. i just hope it doesn't get stale with time

freesherry said...

@d sinner
lolzzz.. u can.. just close your eyes and use your imagination and then you can do or be anything you want

Johnny Cigar said...

made me wonder what was I today..?

Today, i was a halwai, cooking jalebi after jalebi.
nice post.

J E E V Y said...

hehe! :D
I loved the way u have written! ;)
Will be back to read more!

-Jeevy

freesherry said...

@johny cigar
lolz.. u have some sense of humour alright :D

and did the jalebis make any sense cigar ji? or were they as baffling as ever??

freesherry said...

@jeevy
thanks
i'll be glad to have you back here

gunj said...

awesome picture
interesting post!!

anuj said...

wow .. its quite an imaginary world out here .. bt I guess u were d car bt u got jealous of d yellow-black auto sweepin by u n scarin u .. hehe .. u got into its skin ..

oh I have been saved empteen times by the autos, the autowalas .. to catch the train on time .. hehe .. on d edge n all ..

happy grrrhhh grrrhhhh putt putt grrrrhhh putt grrhhhh..

cheese

Ashu said...

U in UK ? cabs play a big role in US too :)

Keshi said...

Nice pic..

Keshi.

Ankit Jain said...

a true perspective to being a non human and what to go thru

too fascinating and soothing to be a part of sucha gud literature

really making me feel great to be a part of such a blog and to have u in this world

damn a true fan of yours

Priya said...

Luvly post!!!

Thanks for ur wishes and aint I glad I came acroos ur blog!

Blogrolled!

Standbymind said...

Wow!

Great stuff man...Must ve been awfully awesome experience!

Interesting stuff! liked reading!!

Kawana Aminata Oliver said...

I love the pic ;-)

Hershey Desai said...

I am certain I left my 2 cents here...
did I just read the post and move on? that never happens...
anyway, will write it all again.

you make lovely rickshaw sounds. Thats a compliment you never expected to get.
To think someone wrote a post on rickshaws...and made it an interesting, not to mention creative, definitely not something you come across on a daily basis.

good pic too.

Kalyan said...

wonderfully captured shot there & nice reading your description. I couldn't agree with you more...very nice!

freesherry said...

@gunj
thanks

freesherry said...

@anuj
lolz..
naaa i am just your friendly neighborhood auto.. being a big fancy car is just not my tank of petrol ;)

and i love my grrhh grhh and putt putt :D

thanks

freesherry said...

@ashu
naa i am in sada good ol' India
and yeah i know how important cabs are in USA.. but i doubt you'll find an auto there

freesherry said...

@keshi
thanks

freesherry said...

@ankit jain
wo wo wo
thanks a lot
i am truly honoured :)
and the pleasure of having someone like you as a part of my blog is all mine :)

freesherry said...

@priya
thanks you too have been blogrolled :)

freesherry said...

@standbymind
thanks of course it was an awesome experience :D
every day is.. whether it is awfully awesome or awesomly awful.. thats life :)

freesherry said...

@kawana aminata oliver
thanks

freesherry said...

@hershey desai
thanks.. and yes that wasn't a compliment i was expecting.. though now that you have given it.. i kinda like it :D

freesherry said...

@kalyan
thanks :)