Monday, April 24, 2006

Driving in India - a nice take

I got this video in email today [hat tip by Mannu Bhai]

Never quite saw Indian traffic at this angle.

So, what feelings does this evoke in you? Fun, Anger, Disgust, Horror, .. ?

For me, it is Awe, mixed with pride -- something an ant would feel when it saw the top-view of its colony-members going about there business, without traffic lights or anything.

What about you?


  1. Am proud to be an Indian Road user...have been there, done that :-D

    Truly, the video shows that Indian is a land of Equal opportunity....

  2. I flunked the driving exam in CA two times because of being too judgemental during driving. One acquires this quality from Indian roads. However, noticably, everyone still gets around...

  3. its so well organized .. no accidents w/o any signals/traffic-police/lanes ... kudos :)

  4. Its poetry in motion!!
    The high point is when the ambassador comes in from the wrong side and takes the turn!!

    way to go!! Somebody rightly remarked (its true for india, than anywhere else)

    Driving is like solving a relative velocity equation in real time, when you get it wrong, you don't flunk, you get run over.

  5. Though this is old but in a similar vein...

  6. Manu Awasthi8:42 PM

    if not anything, it reminds of Varanasi traffic!

  7. ultimate fun...
    one who thinks its easy to do this tell him to come and try his luck..
    it requires amazing skills to do the same.....
    and above all no time waste for frustation while waiting for red light to go green..

  8. Imagine trying to drive in India after being used to driving here :p

  9. Much of the world wide web is full of sarcasm & mocking of driving on Indian roads. This blog: Driving a cultural change has been created with the purpose of providing driver education and training rather than criticism.
    The driver education is to be provided by way of a series of short videos focusing on concepts and principles most Indian drivers are unaware about. The goal is to move beyond the traditional clutch-accelerator training provided by the otherwise friendly neighbourhood driving instructor.