FROM THE WINDOW SEAT OF A YELLOW-BLACK TAXI !!

IT MAY SOUND A LITTLE WEIRD BUT THERE IS A DEEP CONNECTION, COMFORT EQUATION OF MY LEGS WITH THE MUMBAI TAXIS!!

POST RETURN FROM ANY OUT STATION, BE IT THE STATION OR THE AIRPORT , WE ALWAYS FIND OUR GOOD OLD YELLOW AND BLACK RIDERS AVAILABLE FOR US IN ABUNDANT. THEY SEEM WAITING ONLY FOR US TO MAKE THEIR DAY 😉

THE OLD YELLOW AND BLACK AMBASSADORS HAVE BEEN REPLACED BY THE NEW BLUE STYLE WAGONS BUT THERE IS STILL A SOFT CORNER IN MY HEART FOR THOSE OLD ,DIRTY WITH PAAN STAINS, MUCK SMELLING VEHICLES.

AS SOON AS YOU GET INTO ONE OF THOSE CARRIERS , YOU START THINKING OF HOW MUCH MORE DIRTY COULD A THING BE,OF HOW YOU WOULD JUST PRETEND TO SIT AND NOT ACTUALLY SIT SO THAT THE GERMS DON’T CRAWL UP YOU.

BUT,

JUST WHEN THE HANDLE ROLLED DOWN , THE WINDOW OPENED, COOL BREEZE COULDN’T MAKE ME DENY OF HOW MUCH I MISSED THIS PLACE ,THIS MUCK VEHICLE AND ITS FOLKS….

IT GOT A DISTINCTIVE FRAGRANCE TO IT, OUR CITY. CLOSE YOUR EYES ,FEEL THE BREEZE,SMELL IT,TAKE IT ALL IN AND THERE YOU WILL BE…..  “MUMBAI MERI JAAN!!”

I REALIZED LATE THAT ENJOYING THESE SCENIC FEELS I HAD GOTTEN ALL THE MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THE WAGON WITH MY SLIPPERS OUT AND LEGS FOLDED ON THE SEAT. NO MORE DID I CARE OF HOW DIRTY IT WAS, HOW IT SMELLED OR WHEN AND WHERE THE DRIVER SPAT ON ROAD.I FELT AT PEACE , JUST ME ,THE TAXI AND MY CITY.

SUDDENLY A BREAK IN THE BREEZE FLOW AND THERE WE ARE……MUMBAI TRAFFIC… AAH!! ❤ WHAT IS USUALLY ANNOYING,I GREW FOND OF IT, AFTER ALL IN HOW MANY CITIES DO YOU HAVE PEOPLE HURLING ABUSES EARLY IN THE MORNING LIKE BHAJANS?

MOVING AHEAD OF IT YOU SHALL FIND SOME FOLKS IN A CAR, NIGGAS MAYBE RETURNING FROM  A NIGHT OF ENJOYMENT AND THERE YOU SHALL HAVE YOUR DRIVER COMMENTING ON TODAY’S GENERATION AND THE LIFESTYLE AND YOUR PARENTS CONSENTING TO IT.

WOW! HOW I MISSED THIS  PLACE CANNOT BE PUT IN WORDS……

FINALLY REACHING HOME, IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR ME TO PARTAKE WITH THAT COMFORTABLE SITTING POSITION BY THE WINDOW SEAT BUT IT HAD ALREADY BECOME 400 FARE …..DAD HAD TO PULL ME OUT OF THE TAXI…

BACK INTO MY SLIPPERS,

OUT OF THE YELLOW AND BLACK BUDDY,

WALKING STRAIGHT INTO THE BUILDING,

HOME FELT HOME AGAIN !! 🙂

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. ganesan says:

    Hi very good

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  2. I enjoy that as well .Window sent ….. Great

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    1. thank you soo much 🙂

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