WHEN SOMEONE TELLS ME VISARJAN TRAFFIC* IS JUST “HYPE”:
*Yesterday was the 7th day visarjan, or dunking Ganpati in the sea and waving bye bye to him. This meant that in certain parts of the city, it took about 1 hour to move a distance of approximately 2 kilometers. For this duration, not only does one have to be stuck in traffic but one also gets a soundtrack of chartbusters like “Munni badnaam hui, darling tere liye” and “I am a hunter, she want to see my gun“. Now explain to me WHY you would want to a) accuse Ganpati of hanky-panky with Munni, and b) share bizarre pick-up lines with the elephant-headed god? It makes no sense.
In other news, this weekend is going to be, for the first time in a little more than four months, my first real weekend — i.e. both Saturday and Sunday are holidays!