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Friday, October 17, 2008

I miss Auto-Rickshaws



My love with the Auto-rickshaws began at the age of 18, when I began commuting to different parts of the city on my own during the first nibbles of freedom I tasted as a college student. I always preferred the independence of an auto (as we call it) ac compared to stifling public transport buses. The fact that their bright colours added sparkle to the drab city travelling was another reason I more often than not opted for this mode of commuting. I had bought my car, arguing that I had had enough of haggling with the drivers. However, in these past few months of driving, I have developed a longing to just sit back, open a book, plug my ears, tune into the FM channel and reach home. Today I dedicate the post to possibly the first love of my adult life --- my hero – the Auto-Rickshaw.

6 comments:

nituscorner said...

You are telling me priyanka......looks like we all had our share of auto rides. well i had mine too when i was doing my BDS. In fact we became real auto experts as we knew which auto would make the least sound just by the look of it. And then next would be the arguement about the fare.....in the end we would always have our way .....and till today i look forward to a joy ride in an auto.

rahul said...

hi priyanka..i agree with u..even i have my own memories with these auto rickshaws...i even miss these...

magiceye said...

now that is romanticizing the auto! to get in one you have to ask ten, plead with 11, and hang to dear life as he weaves it thru' crowded streets with scant respect to man or machine and when its time to get off, the fare seems different from what you paid yesterday!! lol!

believe me - you are happier in that cute car of yours!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

We need some of those over here, it sure would save on gasoline.

tr3nta said...

Looks like a very nice way too move in town.

MumbaiiteAnu said...

I prefer them over taxis even today. They get into the narrowest of Mumbai lanes (like the roads in Khar) easily. And nowadays not all the drivers are rude. I too began travelling alone by autos in my college days, and quickly learnt about most of the interiors, lanes and one-ways of Mumbai suburbs by autorickshaw travel.
Cool post, Priyanka.

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