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Corridor of uncertainty – Bangalore Traffic

Being in Bangalore for a week, the first thing I noticed was wild ethicode’s embrace by local drivers. I wouldn’t believe if someone told me that, it took not more than several seconds to prove myself that Indian drivers are the best to sneak through ant size spaces amid harsh traffic. In fact that amazement keep widening every inch  we pass in to Bangalore city. When I saw Indian ladies I felt good. They looks pretty. I would say Prettiest in our region, charm and resplended with traditional wardrobe.

It took ten minutes to realized how staggeringly talented these charm ladies when I saw one lady drive opposite direction in a one way traffic without helmet in a daylight smiling to passing cops watch over her.

Pheew …. I tided my seat belt.

I have seen worse traffic in Colombo. Experienced first-hand insanity of tuk tuk drivers in hassling Galle road traffic. Since I want to be honest, I’ll put Bangalore on top.  I can’t compare our fellows with Indians.  Simply they denigrate our traffic expectations.

Corridor of Uncertainty

I can’t refrain from thinking about cricket. It’s like part of our thinking. This is if you love cricket thinking.

“Corridor of uncertainty” is a cricketing term describes inability of a batsmen’s to face seaming ball outside off stump. This period of time is temporary hesitation for most fine batsmen like Bradman, Lara or most occasions Tendulkar. For others depending on ability this can be permanent on a seaming wicket. Sadly footwork and reflex seems far away skill for most of Asian born batsman sleeping in dead low bounce tracks. I have seen Indian and Sri Lankan cricketers dance to music of seam bowling, but man … you need more than foot work to survive here. I saw many bikers without helmets and how passive regulators to take action. Many people seem limited concerns for safety other than traveling early. It is appropriate to say Bangalore roads resembles   “corridor of uncertainty”.


Edge Over Slip Fielder 

Skill of Bangalore drivers would just match Asian  cricketers amazing ability to sneak a boundary  through second & third slip with a blind nudge for a teasing length ball outside off stump on the up for a seaming delivery.  Probably breeding ground for that skill may be out there in this traffic. For all that insanity talent in cricket field must been started here. Bravery mixed with stupid sensation to drive through traffic would be solid box office inspiration to eyes and disturbance to rational mind.

I see potential accident near corner.  But most of passengers never mind being a spectator standing in grass bank with a glass of beer or coconut arrack , shouting cheerfully to  fatal edge  carries over the rope . Tormenting action sequence for rational brain seems no food for these drivers.

Bangalore city can do better. It seems expansion of city loose it grip to build infrastructure or baseline for social economic development for everyone. May be population plays a part.

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