Open robbery in Bangalore
Lately, time has become a scarce and a treasured commodity and I keep wishing we had 25 hours in a day. Probably its because I have not yet settled into the new city, its life and weather.
My knee still hurts after the hit when a rashly speeding driver decided to jump the signal. But the worst are the auto-rickshaw drivers who think its ok to fleece you of your money. Women traveling by auto's after sunset are not safe and since I am not yet familiar with all the roads and by-lanes, I've had 3 bad experiences in the span of one week - the first time it was a drunken driver who decided to ferry me in the wrong direction and on a lonely stretch of road at 10pm. Yesterday, one auto driver decided to do the same and veered off the main road onto a lonely stretch while I was returning home at 9pm.A friend helped me reach home safely but everyone who heard about this started advising me to be safe and not take auto's after 7 pm to be safe which is understandable, but what if there is some emergency work? - Its so inconvenient and highly frustrating especially after having lived in a city that never sleeps. In Bangalore, being an auto driver is an open license for "robbery" of your passenger.