Showing posts from October, 2013

Autos and Ladies!

A typical auto ride on the Kolkata roads or lanes is no longer all that fun. Times have changed and so have the way autos move around in the city. Things, however, were a lot different even few years back. But those days are long gone when one didn’t have to worry a lot about going out in the morning. Autos were readily available, and the autowallas were more than happy to give you a ride. 

But now it’s different. And in the changed scenario, people have also become a lot more aggressive. They are ready to push, pull, shove, and even abuse in order to get a seat. Not quite sure if the survival of the fittest strategy actually applies here, but some of the auto stands in the evenings do show that it does. 

I am witness to such impromptu boxing sessions almost every evening. I see elderly women, not to mention some younger ones too, literally take part in tug-of-war, and in the process pushing and elbowing their co-passengers to get into the auto. I don’t quite blame them actually; thin…