Indian roads never disappoint with their logic defying mind teasing sights like an entire family of eight on a two-wheeler or a truck with things hanging from all sides like slippers (to ward off evil eye) or lemon and chillies (evil eye) or even women’s hair decorations or motorcycles with elaborate decor, etc. The colours, patterns and ideas can be rib-tickling hilarious as well.
neccessity innovation is the mother of all inventions; true for the Indian context to the dot. This is again something we Indians excel at. Jugaadu means someone who can be innovative and resourceful and this picture below will tell you exactly why.
While on one of my many road trips, I came across this duo:
The pillion rider is sitting astride a plastic chair. So I hailed out to them on the pretext of asking for directions and then generally wondered why he was so. It seemed they were transporting this chair to someone’s house and this was their perfect solution for it.
I just had to click a picture; when I asked him if I could – this is the pose he gave me as he was literally, tickled pink and couldn’t stop chuckling.
I was just amazed at his balance on the chair since it was not tied down to the bike.
‘People don’t take trips… trips take people.’
Whats the strangest sight you have come across on the roads?
- Laws on Indian roads vary from region to region and no this is never considered illegal here.
- Rural India runs on two wheelers and often is used to cart the most amazing load.
Jumping jiminiy J is headed your way tomorrow
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