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Old 12th June 2017, 19:51   #616
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What was their fault? The rider has his helmet on. Anything else that I'm missing?

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Helmet for Pillion is compulsory in Bangalore
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Helmet for Pillion is compulsory in Bangalore
I don't understand your usage of this smiley! Are you against usage of helmets for pillion riders?
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This morning, on my usual ride to office I had a really funny incident. I was my CBR, at the Madhya Kailash signal, waiting to turn right (which joins the Rajiv Gandhi IT expressway) and this stretch till the Tidel park is a this... That embarrassed look on his face just made my day and then the weekend too

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This reminds me of my school days where I used to warn bikers who were not wearing helmet about police checking nearby(Using expressions).
Many of them used to ignore or nod in disagreement thinking that I was asking for a lift.
I can very much imagine that expression of RE guy.
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Here's one from me, set in Brisbane, Australia.

My family and myself were at the neighbourhood mall on the weekend getting our weekly supplies, one fine evening. Done with the shopping, we're on our way to our car parked in the open air car park. We've got our trolley ahead of us, and the onset of winter meant natural light is on the lower side, while the artificial light is yet to turn on.

As we walk towards our car parked a few cars away, an old Australian lady comes up to me with a set of car keys in her hand, and asks if i could help her with unlocking her car.

She said she's been trying with the remote as well as the keys but can't get her car to unlock.

Standing before us was a red Hyundai i30 (a Hyundai hatch larger than the i20 we get in India).

I take the fob and key she handed to me, and first thing i check is if the remote had a working battery. The red LED on the remote indicated in the affirmative, and i moved on to check why it wasn't working.

I tried once again with the remote, but noticed no visible signs of the car indicating it had unlocked itself. I tried the other buttons on the remote too, but nothing! The car just stood before us, like it didn't care.

I went beside the car, and this time tried with the key in the door key hole.
Tried a couple of times, only to find that this had no effect in unlocking the car too!

Now, i began to get suspicious. I asked the lady if this was actually her car. She said yes, it was!
I then proceeded to look at the key in greater detail for the first time, only to find on it a logo i am quite familiar with.

It was a the big T. A toyota is what we should have been looking for!

I had just tried to make my way into some stranger's car!
I informed the lady with a grin that this was not her car, surely.

I quickly turn around to see if there was a Toyota parked closeby, and lo behold, 2 cars away from us was a Corolla Ascent hatchback, in red. I press the remote, and see the oh-so-familiar blink of the indicators as the car greeted us with a smirk.

I inform the now visibly happy lady that her car was parked there, and we had infact tried to break into someone else's car.

Her relief was obvious, and thanked me profusely. She said she saw that car blink, but thought that was my car which i had unlocked using my key, and hence remained busy with trying to unlock what she thought was her car.

Anyway, all's well that ends well, and that's what we did. I asked her if she was alright to drive, and if she wanted me to drop her somewhere but she replied in the negative, and thanked us once again before she proceeded to load her shopping into her actual car.
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I asked her if she was alright to drive, and if she wanted me to drop her somewhere but she replied in the negative, and thanked us once again before she proceeded to load her shopping into her actual car.
Hope the lady driving her actual car managed to reach her actual house and did not try to open the doors of a similar looking one in her neighborhood .
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Hope the lady driving her actual car managed to reach her actual house and did not try to open the doors of a similar looking one in her neighborhood .
Hehe.. now that would be an experience indeed.
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This evening I was heading towards Bandra linking road from khar. Just few metres after the khar telephone exchange signal, there is a small signal on which cops are present often. As I crossed the telephone exchange signal, the small signal ahead was also green and I crossed the signal, halfway through, the light turned amber and the cop stopped me.
Usually I don't really argue with cops and solve the matter as fast as possible, but today don't know why I was in a bit aggressive mode. The conversation between me and the cop went like this:
(The conversation was in Marathi)

Me: If I've been stopped for signal violation, then even you know that the light was green when I crossed the line.

Cop: Everyone tells the same thing after breaking rules. The vehicles at your side stopped at the signal and it is only you who crossed the signal.

Me: Catch them for obstructing traffic as they didn't move when the signal was green.

Cop: Don't argue with me. Show me your licence. (Flags another vehicle and orders another cop to take my licence. He tells me the fine is 200₹). I ignore him and move towards the cop who stopped me, show him my licence and ask if I can leave now.

Cop: (Didn't expect this answer) Yes yes go now!!

Other people who were flagged down just gave a surprising look and I started my bike and went off happily
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I had just tried to make my way into some stranger's car!
I had a similar experience a few months ago. We were out shopping and I had parked my car (Silver Indigo Manza) in a parking spot outside the shop. We finish shopping and I come back out and see that the wheel cap on the front right wheel is jutting out from one side.
I had just got air filled at the Petrol bunk earlier in the day and so assumed it must have been the attendant who might have fidgeted with the wheel cap. I go and merrily kick the wheel cap to get it back - the thing doesnt budge - so I try and give it a couple of more whacks. My wife, meanwhile is standing near "our" car wondering whats gotten into me.
This was another Silver Manza and had the driver sitting inside !! He was just as puzzled as to why am I going about wenting my ire on his car. Luckily for me, he too realized that I was knocking on the wrong door. He actually came out to tell me that his wheel cap is broken and so doesnt sit back in the groove properly.
Well, all's well that ends well.
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During one of the "Popular "Rallies which used to run from Kochi into the tea estates of Munnar and back, I was with one of the organizers, in his Tata Sierra ,on the way back from Munnar to Kochi.

We had to get to Kochi in good time to receive the competitors after their last special stage at Munnar. As you may know, there are many bridges over rivers in Kerala that are wide enough for just one vehicle to pass and it is a case of FIFO to the bridge. Just as we were entering one such bridge there was another vehicle that was also entering the bridge from the other end. The bridge was about 100 meters in length. My friend flashed his lights to indicate I was here first. Around the same time, the other car flashed its lights as well to indicate, I was here first. Immediately, my friend blared on the horn to indicate I am in a hurry and I was here first. In fact, what we heard was the sound of two horns at the same time, so even stevens. During all this, both vehicles had entered the bridge. In an immediate follow up action, my friend turned on his wipers and in a few moments both cars stopped facing each other on the bridge.

In a quick conversation, both drivers said to each other that they were the first to flash their lights and horn. My friend went one step further, he said, I switched on my wipers. The other driver asked what does switching on a wiper have to do? My friend said, I switched it on to say, don't come enter the bridge, I am in a hurry with his hands moving in an arc similar to the wiper!!! The situation went from anger to laughter and the other driver understood our hurry and backed up and we exchanged byes and drove on!
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My friend flashed his lights to indicate I was here first. Around the same time, the other car flashed its lights as well to indicate, I was here first. Immediately, my friend blared on the horn to indicate I am in a hurry and I was here first. In fact, what we heard was the sound of two horns at the same time...my friend turned on his wipers and in a few moments both cars stopped facing each other on the bridge.
Hope you have watched the following scene from a Kannada movie. Similar scenes could of course be seen in other language films too.



PS: Enquire if your friend is connected to the video in any manner .
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Hope you have watched the following scene from a Kannada movie. Similar scenes could of course be seen in other language films too.

PS: Enquire if your friend is connected to the video in any manner .
No, I haven't seen that scene and thanks for sharing it.

It could be very difficult to track how our incident may have found its way into a Kannada movie. The incident that I wrote about happened sometime in the early 90s. This story has been told and spread around friends since then. It is quite possible that someone on the chain may have been connected to movies.
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My friend went one step further, he said, I switched on my wipers. The other driver asked what does switching on a wiper have to do? My friend said, I switched it on to say, don't come enter the bridge, I am in a hurry with his hands moving in an arc similar to the wiper!!! The situation went from anger to laughter and the other driver understood our hurry and backed up and we exchanged byes and drove on!
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Hope you have watched the following scene from a Kannada movie

Hmmm. In that case, it is time to keep the washer tank filled to the brim all the time. Most canter drivers, cabbies and auto drivers watch Kannada movies. Surely most would know about this scene. Instead of flashing, I will start using the wipers (with washer to avoid damage) to indicate that I'm passing. Who knows, they may yield!

Wonder what wiper with washer jet would mean! It might even mean - "If you try to pass me despite warning, I'll hit you!" May lead to road rage situation probably.
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Wonder what wiper with washer jet would mean! It might even mean - "If you try to pass me despite warning, I'll hit you!" May lead to road rage situation probably.
Oh yes, it may probably mean "you are getting me pissed off"
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In response to our Uber vs Ola poll, Saaransh Chopra‏ tweets in:
Maybe both. They seem to be friends
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Maybe both. They seem to be friends
Or may be, they are both the biggest of enemies! The picture tells me this - "Ola is taking Uber for a ride"

Who knows, these guys are probably trying to convey exactly the thought I just expressed
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