HiGhw@Y ??

SO IF YOU THINK THIS IS SOMETHING TO DO WITH THE MOVIE, SORRY IT ISN’T….WHAT COULD I POSSIBLY WRITE ON HIGHWAY? 

LIKE I USUALLY DO I’M JUST TAKING YOU THROUGH MY HILARIOUSLY AWFUL JOURNEY THROUGH THE “HIGHWAY”!!

 

SO I WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED IN SOME COLLEGE WORK [THAT SELDOM HAPPENS] WHEN MY MOM DECIDED TO ASK ME TO GO OUT WITH HER.I OBVIOUSLY REFUSED BECAUSE FOR A CHANGE I WAS TOTALLY IN THE MOOD TO DO WORK.

THEN CAME THE “SHOOTING STARS OFF THE EYES LIKE SHINCHAN” MOMENT!! 😦

SHE MADE A PUPPY FACE AND I MADE MY DECISION TO GO ….. PHEW!!

GENERALLY MONSOONS DISGUST ME, NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING ELSE BUT THE ROAD CONDITIONS. NOT LETTING A SINGLE IMAGE OF THE PAST EXPERIENCE GET INTO MY WAY, I PROCEEDED TOWARDS THE CAR WITH A CLOSED EYE AND CLOSE MINDED.

EVERYTHING WAS GOING FINE. IT WAS A PERFECT LA LA LAA….. TRIP, NOT RAINING BUT CLOUDY, IN THE CAR GOOD BREEZE ETC….. JUST WOW!!

JUST AS I WAS ENJOYING THE COOL BREEZE OVER MY FACE WITH EYES CLOSED, A CAR WHIZZED PAST!! WHUSH…AND ALL THAT PUDDLE WATER ON MY FACE?! I DON’T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW SUCH PEOPLE GET LICENSES?! WHAT ARE WE? LIKE FIVE AND IN THE SWIMMING POOL OR WHAT?!

GETTING OUT OF THIS TRAUMA [ ATLEAST TRYING TO :””(] I WAS STILL POPPING MY HEAD OUT OF THE WINDOW HOPING TO HAVE A GOOD TIME.

WHAT DO I SEE…MEN PEEING!!

COULD THIS WINDOW MOVIE GET ANY WORSE?!

I THOUGHT WHY NOT DOCUMENT THIS, SO I STARTED OBSERVING MORE…. AND INTENSELY!!

GREEN PASTURES, MOUNDS CUT WITH GRACEFUL EDGES, IT WAS A GREAT SIGHT INDEED.

WITH THE 1700’S MUSIC STILL IN THE BACKGROUND WE DARED TO CONTINUE. WE WERE ABOUT TO GET INTO A TUNNEL. TUNNELS ARE USUALLY SOO INTRIGUING; WE CAN BE ALL OUR 5 OR 10 YEAR-OLDS AND EXPECT TO LAND IN ALICE’S WONDERLAND AT THE END OF IT; BUT SADLY IT DOESN’T HAPPEN. ME AND MY SISTER TRYING TO BE OVER SMART SCIENCE GENIUSES  WERE ANALYSING THE INTERIORS OF THE TUNNEL AND TRYING TO SPOT SOME VENTILATION FANS. ALL WE COULD GET WAS SOME GROWLS, HONKS AND BLADE SOUNDS BUT NONE TO SPOT.

IT WAS SOO GREEN AROUND IT FELT LIKE WE WERE SAFELY LOST IN A FOREST IN OUR CAR.

MY HAIR FLEW ALL OVER MY FACE TO SUCH A LEVEL THAT THERE WAS MORE HAIR ON MY FACE THAN IN MY CLIP. STICKY, TANGLED I STRUGGLED TO TEAR MY FACE THROUGH MY HAIR NEST [ THOUGH ME UNTANGLING MY HAIR LITERALLY LOOKED LIKE PICKING LICE OR SOMETHING]. MY LIPS ALL SALTY, LATER REALISED IT WAS DUE TO ALL THE DUST AND DIRT FLYING AROUND. I HAD INVITED THE UGLINESS.

YOU COULD SMELL THE WET MUD AND THE CRUSHED GRASS, AND ALSO THE GARBAGE  AND FILTH AND NOT FORGETTING THE WEIRD FACTORIES ON THE WAY.

WE REACHED THE PLACE AND FINISHED OUR WORK IN NOT LESS THAN 15 MINUTES; [IT TOOK 45 MINUTES TO REACH ; MIND YOU].

I HADN’T EATEN ANYTHING SUBSTANTIAL SINCE MORNING AND WAS DYING OF HUNGER. LIKE MY STOMACH WAS GROWLING FOR FOOD AND MY HEAD GROWLING FOR SOME FREEDOM FROM THE ANNOYING MUSIC!!

OUR OVER-SMART DRIVER, AS IF SENSED MY SO CALLED “HAALAT” [STATE] AND PLOTTED EVIL. HE ON THE PRETEXT OF TAKING A SHORTCUT TOOK ANOTHER WAY TO HOME , AS IF THE EARLIER ONE WASN’T ENOUGH TO ANNOY.

IT WAS SURPRISING ON HOW EVEN A DRIZZLE COULD BE SOO IRRITATING WHEN IT POURS INTO THE CAR! WE SHUT OUR WINDOWS AND SUFFOCATED INSIDE. IT SEEMED AS IF THE WINDOWS CRIED RAIN TEARS…

OUT OF NO WHERE THERE WAS WATER FALLING ON MY PHONE….TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE SOURCE, IT FELL ON ME TOO!

BY THE ROAD, IT WAS SURPRISING HOW THINGS HAPPENED ON ROAD AND OFF ROAD.I SAW A SCOOTY PARKED IN A DITCH?! I’M NOT EVEN SURE IF SOMEONE FELL INTO IT OR IT WAS PARKED!

AN OIL TANKER SHAPED LIKE A BULLET MOVED ALONG WITH US. WE SEEMED LIKE TINY TINSY ANTS IN FRONT OF IT AND I FEARED SOME UNFORTUNATE “FINAL DESTINATION” SCENE!!

WE PASSED OVER A BRIDGE WITH WATER GUSHING “GANGA-JAMUNA” UNDER IT AND OUR DRIVER TOUR-GUIDING US THROUGH IT. ISN’T IT CUSTOMARY FOR THE DRIVER TO ACT SMART IF WE ARE DRIVING OFF THE NORMAL GRID?!!

I SAW A SALOON NEXT TO AN EATERY IN ONE OF THE VILLAGE SHANTY STRUCTURES. I DON’T EVEN WANT TO DESCRIBE FURTHER.

WHEN YOU PASS ANY VILLAGE DURING MONSOONS, DOESN’T IT ALWAYS HAPPEN THAT YOU SPOT THAT ONE VILLAGER WHO WALKS AROUND IN TASHAN [STYLE] WITH THAT PLASTIC SHEET FLYING BEHIND HIM AS IF IT WAS NOT A PLASTIC SHEET BUT SUPERMAN’S CAPE!!

WITH ALL THESE MEMORIES MY MIND AND CONSCIOUSNESS FADED AND GAVE IN.

I JAMMED MY HEAD AND LOCKED IT IN BETWEEN THE SEAT HEAD AND THE WINDOW. IT SEEMED PEACEFUL[OF COURSE WITH THE 1700’S MUSIC IN THE BACKGROUND].

I LAY THERE IN MY WHITE WIND SHEATER WITH MOUTH WIDE OPEN, SLEEPING LIKE THOSE JAPANESE CARTOON CHARACTERS, IN A KAAM-WALI BAI HAIRSTYLE SITTING BY THE WINDOW LIKE A DEPRESSED MADHUBALA…

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