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|13th June 2008, 09:57||#16|
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I was just playing the devil's advocate here...
As the opening line in "Air crash investigations" series in Nat Geo says "An accident is a series of events which can go wrong, and not just a particular event"
I was trying to put them in sequence. There are negative points for every one in this incident.
|13th June 2008, 10:40||#17|
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However, since I was at the scene of the accident, I know the circumstances better than anyone else.
|16th June 2008, 15:46||#18|
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I travel this route everyday on my way back from office to my home in Viman Nagar. I fully sympathize with Wanderlustindia's predicament on Nagar Road. The stretch from Kalyani Nagar Signal Junction to the next junction wherein incoming traffic merges from Kalyani Nagar into Nagar road is one big MAYHEM.
So even with a level head and cool composure, by the time you drive halfway through Nagar Road, you are all frizzled, frustrated and are ready to lash out at anybody who crosses your lines.
|16th June 2008, 17:21||#19|
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An incident I can recollect after reading this.
I was driving to Kodai with my wife and kid in my friend's Wagon-R, since I was not used up with this car I was driving with some precautions, and my senses always kept telling me that I have to return the vehicel unscathed, now the story begins, there was another Wagon-R irritating us by constantly honking, I can see thru' my rear view mirror it was a bunch of hooligans possibly driving to Kodai DRUNK. I was not able to give them way as it was a narrow road, finally when I waved those stupids to over take me they vroomed past us showing thier dirty finger, I lost my cool and pressed the gas to catch hold of them, when my wife silently tapped my shoulder and said "No, that's ok, don't do that, you are not one anymore, we are three" huh, I slowed, pulled over, had a break, realxed and got on the wheels.
Should be 45 minutes passed, we saw a huge crowd on the left of the road and I can see blood stains all over the place and I can see those guys being banged left and right by the villagers, I pulled over and inquired, seems they have hit an old man who was on his bicycle and he literally flew into the cars windsheet, the windsheet was completely damaged, they have already taken the olddie to some nearby hospital, Immediately I called "100" and gave all the information and requested them to send someone as fast as they can as those people would kill those guys there, also spoke politely to some of those villagers to stay calm refrain beating up until the police arrived, they cared a damn, to my surprise the police from a nearby police station arrived, they took those guys to the police station. That was really a terrible day for those guys for sure.
|16th June 2008, 18:19||#20|
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We (Wifey, Bro, a Local, me) were doing Mysore last weekend.
The local "knew" some short cuts to get us on the Mysore road.
Well, that turned horribly wrong when the roads were detoured
and we got lost thanks to some road construction work.
We managed to hit the highway after 1 and a half of driving.
I had to drive faster than normal if I had visit all the
scheduled places on time. I was doing around 80.
Some guys (looked educated) in a Logan mistook it as
a signal to race. They performed some dangerous manuvers
and put everyone in danger. Finally they got stuck behind
some rigs. After I got my space I overtook them safely(w/o ulterior motives),much to their irritation.
Just when I thought it was over, they cut me off and
one guy (looked Nepali to me) rolled down his rear left
window, and shot all 4 fingers violently/vigorously shaking them.
Boy! that really made me mad.
I looked at wifey and her eyes said 'Dunno what 4 fingers vigorously shaken mean'.
Looked at bro through the mirror, well he was about to burst out.
I let it be there itself and did not chase em. Too risky.
End of the story.
Logan 1.6 (probably) v.s. Zen 1.1
Boy that Logan was fast, or rather had a maniac behind the wheel.
Didn't see them along the highway after that, not even in the
Moral of story : Well, no morals but...just one question "What is my next ride gonna be like?"
Any answers ??
Last edited by prince_pervez : 16th June 2008 at 18:25.
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