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Friday, April 21, 2006

Breathtaking Moment Of The Day

You'll be amazed! You'll gasp! You'll wonder in amazement!

It's a couple-minute-long film clip of a "T" intersection in India, where chaos theory rules absolute in the absence of a traffic signal. That may not be enough hype to get you to click through, but really, do it. You won't believe your eyes.

Thanks to Sugiero for the clip. He (she?) adds some pointers on driving in India:
Do we drive on the left or right of the road? The answer is "both". Basically you start on the left of the road, unless it is occupied. In that case, go to the right, unless that is also occupied. Then proceed by occupying the next available gap, as in chess.

Blowing your horn is not a sign of protest as in some countries. We horn to express joy, resentment, frustration, romance and bare lust (two brisk blasts) or just to mobilize a dozing cow in the middle of the bazaar.

Occasionally you might see what looks like an UFO with blinking colored lights and weird sounds emanating from within. This is an illuminated bus, full of happy pilgrims singing bhajans. These pilgrim buses go at breakneck speed, seeking contact with the Almighty, often meeting with success.
No wonder there are no successful Indian NASCAR drivers.