Note: I wrote this on my earlier blog hosted as http://parallelspirals.blogspot.com/. I recovered the text from the WayBack Machine. This post appeared on Ocober 16, 2006 as per the timestamp. I’m trying to collect here again all my old writings spread on various blogs.
One of the ways to look at life in India is to travel in a public transport. Since trains compartmentalise everything and autos and cabbies don’t give you the chance anyone else, the bus is the best place to observe the interaction between: men, women, children, college-goers, differently abled and all stratas of society. Better still if you are on a bus in a cosmopolitan city like Mumbai. Next time you are in Mumbai take a north-south long distance bus trip. Best way to discover Mumbai and its eccentricities.
Also might find something interesting that was not in your travel brochure..
Boulevard of Broken Dreams – Green Day