Friday, February 8, 2008

Tall story-The Not-So Nano Experience

Rudraksh gave a quick look to the man sitting in the car to his left. The man wore a terrible and horrendous looking shirt, some orange colored floral design with blue hued leaves. The man glanced at him pompously. And gave him an ‘I-have-a-car-too’ look. Yes, he was an average looking man and perhaps with a middle class stature. But Rudraksh thought why he was comparing his Nano with Rudraksh’s Skoda. Nearing five hours, he was stuck at the same place, moving not even at a snail’s pace.

With the advent of Nano, the traffic scene of Mumbai had totally changed, he estimated. Three years had passed by and the Nano-fever didn’t die down. He heard a buzz that the cost was being reduced to fifty thousand. Now, how ridiculous was that? And incredible!! Penguin-ed taxis and rickshaws had once ruled the lanes of Mumbai. Now they had become as extinct as horse ridden chariots. Now it was Nano…

He heard a woman screaming loudly. Someone said she was in her labors. Well, nothing to fret about, there were mobile hospitals everywhere, considering the frequent traffic jams at every nook and corner of Mumbai. To his left, he saw this couple kissing amorously. Who could wait now-a-days?

Yesterday he himself had indulged in car flirting. Stuck at the same place for hours, he had seen this gorgeous looking gal and had the most shortest affair of his life. He had even implanted a mobile coffee maker in his car!! Just in case… They hadn’t concealed anything personal as such, but then four hours didn’t seem like eternity with her, as they seemed today.

Peeping ahead he saw a noble woman sharing her food with a beggar. Queer, he thought but not as bizarre as some people starting up classes like ‘learn basic German in just two hours. Just Rs.500. Credit facilities unavailable. Advanced can be learnt provided you meet us at the same place and same time.’

As he looked up, he saw at least a dozen of Nanocopters flying away, making unbearable noises. Maybe Mr. Tata or Bajaj… Perched at sky-scraping heights were the Nano-pads for the landing. Well, even the helicopters went cheaper!!! He himself was in a process to buy one. Why endure this agony every single day? He overheard someone say that there had been an accident just 2 minutes ago, which was really eccentric because a vehicle has to have a ‘movement’ to cause a mishap!!! He adjusted his seat, pulled it backwards and decided to catch up on his lost sleep……

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13 Comments:

At February 8, 2008 at 8:55 PM , Blogger Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

will be back to read ur post:)

replyin to ur comment
waooo
u must be enjyinthe weather now)

cheers

 
At February 8, 2008 at 10:24 PM , Blogger AVINASH said...

Just tell me one thing .... Did u post the last 4 ones in one day???????

 
At February 9, 2008 at 11:26 PM , Blogger Standbymind said...

Man...that l be chaos!!!
nicely penned down..
guess this aint gonna take very long!1

 
At February 20, 2008 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

I missed the comment you put on my blog....saw it today. Thanks for visiting...yak,yak,yak.
So this is your vision of the future....doesn't really match that of APJ Abdul Kalam :).
But I personally feel that however popular the Nano may turn out to be....it will never be able to topple the rickshaws(both motorised and human powered). And yes we will spend more of our lives waiting for the traffic signals to turn green!

 
At February 24, 2008 at 7:39 PM , Blogger zahid said...

Aww....Only you can write this....
Have been away from bloggerville for so long...Now i am back !!!

Yeah....But why rudraksh....??? why not rakshit...His funeral happened right under the car for he couldnt make it to the other side of the traffic signal where the graveyardis.... poor guy !!! after 5 days in the traffic his nano driven by his familymembers couldnt cross the signal !!!

 
At February 29, 2008 at 5:00 AM , Blogger Harshit Gupta: My big big world said...

overall.. a good blog. from nano to 'P' to the coffee shoppe.. Interesting.

 
At February 29, 2008 at 11:14 AM , Blogger satya_eee1 said...

wonderful...
I wonder why a post like this had only one comment.. ppl should read posts like this... good work of fiction...

___________satya...

www.ragasofgitam.co.nr

 
At March 1, 2008 at 2:16 PM , Blogger Solitaire said...

Scary future!

 
At March 11, 2008 at 9:48 PM , Blogger Siddharth Joshi said...

hahahaha....."learn basic german in 2 hours"


btw mannnuuu...who is Solitaire ??

 
At March 18, 2008 at 9:13 PM , Blogger Aditi ''Jiggs'' said...

heyaa
uv been tagged
cheers

 
At March 19, 2008 at 9:37 AM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

man... really bleak view of the future u have written up... but wel i cant help admitting that this may very well be the future... also i enjoyed the short hilarious anectodes like "learn german in 2 hrs " LMAO....

waiting for more

cheerz

 
At April 15, 2008 at 1:33 PM , Blogger τ ħ€ ĐάЎđяёάmёя said...

lovely post..
U actually made it fun to read...I had given the facts about it and u have actually made me feel how it will be wen nano hits the road
grt work
kudos

 
At July 9, 2008 at 3:36 PM , Blogger abha said...

nanocopters!! damn scary.

 

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