Some BEST Moments..!!!

Sharing some of the best moments of my life..

Best not as best actually but as some moments of my journey on the BEST Buses in Mumbai...

I generally start my day with a journey by bus to my college and right from this time things start going wrong..... I mean the day when I am on time the bus is late and on the days when I get late by even a minute, the bus is on time and it is gone too.......!! Then I have to wait far another bus for around 15 minutes or find some other option...!! :( It happens with me always.....!!

Travelling is always the best when I can grab a window seat and
the stop near my home being the first stop, finding a seat is never a great task..!! But else otherwise finding a good seat(good because some seats are worse than standing too... specially the last seat... Seems as if you are on a roller-coaster ride, specially due to the well maintained roads in Mumbai) is not easy.

If you are in a mood to listen to a lecture in the morning just try giving the conductor a 100 rupee note for some ticket of Rs.4 or 5 and surely you would listen a great deal....!!! :P

There are many types of people too... some who talk loudly on cell phones, some who speak so slowly that even if they are sitting next to me I cant get a word, others who play music on MP3 in loudspeaker mode, (I wonder why do they want the people around to listen to the songs they are hearing) some listening music through their earphones completely unaware of the environment around, Some just quite and looking out of the window,siblings fighting to grab a window seat, some dozing off (again I wonder how can anyone sleep there????) some sitting on seats reserved for ladies in spite of some lady standing and some standing in spite of the ladies seats being empty(Real Gentlemen). You just get a perfect glimpse of the world around in these buses.

The best moments on the bus stop are when there is a long queue n someone breaks the queue and enters in between..!!! It is really funny to watch this scene because all the people in the line shout unanimously,"Aaa....... Aaaa " :D

Some days back, having misplaced my earphones somewhere I couldn't even listen to music while travelling. That day while coming back home in the evening, the bus was crowded. A young guy got into the bus and had his earphones plugged in his ears. He was obviously not aware of the commotion around. He got in but stood near the door. Now the conductor was displeased with this. So he shouted at the boy to get in and stand .But this guy was in his own world not aware of anyone addressing him..... Finally someone tugged him on his sleeve and asked him to get in. Then he started speaking loudly(I think again he must not have realised that he is being so loud) Where is the place to stand in?? Again all the people in the bus , specially those who were standing started talking about him.. and he was completely in his own world. After a couple of stops passed by, he had to get in, due to public demand....... I guess.. :)

At this I realised that this guy was surely not just aware about what was going on around.. But was he the only one??? So many times even I am in his shoes... So my next post on importance of listening the buzzes around you .... ;)

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Anoop said...

haha...nice post...
i hav heard the local trains in mumbai r very crowded... so are these buses huh???

i hate ppl who hav earfones on their ears al the time.. :P:P

Aditya said...

Hehe bus journeys are soo funny. So many different kinds of people, we get to see!

whenever i get on a bus, it breaks down :P ...

Ganesh_Dalal said...

Some are ignorant and some pretend to be ignorant... Came across a nice quote:
"To be ignorant of one's ignorance is the malady of the ignorant"

Darshan Chande said...

Good observations..!

Only one thing I would like to say here. If the ladies seat is empty and there is no lady in the bus then sitting on that seat does not make me any less gentleman as long as I am ready to vacant the seat when a lady boards the bus.

Have you ever seen a lady standing because all ladies seats are occupied, while some general seats are still empty?

Basically, seats are meant to sit. Right? Labels (as "ladies" and "handicap" etc.) apply only when number of people exceed the seats available. That's logical.

Riya Rocks said...

even my day started wid travelling on bus..awww sometimes i loved to travel on it but sometime i hate...depends on mood...btw nice post :)

Tushar Sathe said...

u have a hatke-writing-sense, well i go thru the same stuff everyday.. liked ur post... :)

Urvashi said...

@Anoop: Hmm..Trains are really very crowded here..But abt buses they are not so crowded..It is just at peak times that buses are packed..!!! :)

@Aditya : Hmm..I had read ur post on hw all the buses break down wen u r travelling... u hv a really unique experience with buses..It has never happened with me yet...!!

Good luck to u 4 ur next rides..!!I think u must travel once in BEST buses n see wat happens..!! :P

@Ganesh: Nice quote..!! Thanks 4 it...!!

@Darshan : Thank you...

Of course your point is logical....!! The "Real Gentlemen" in the brackets was meant to be a sarcasm only. I witnessed this just a few days ago only n so I thought I would mention it..!!!

I have BTW never had a chance to get a seat vacated on account of being a lady but I had to vacant the seat when I had bymistake occupied the one meant for Senior Citizens.. :P I dint know abt these labels earlier..!!!

The labelled seats should be properly occupied by those who actually are in need of it. The rest of the seats can be occupied by everyone else. So y would any lady stand when the general seats are empty.. ??

@ Riya: Thnks..... hmm.. ur travelling experience depends on ur mood n my mood is based on the way I travel.... If I miss a bus in the morning, I definitely m in a bad mood...!!! TC :)

@Tushar: Thanks...!!!

Dr. Chandana Shekar said...

ditto ditto ditto.. except for that guy's part!!! i travel by my activa or car. but i had my rural postings last month and so had to go to a village that was around 30 kms from mysore everyday. so dad used to drop me to the bus stand and from there, i used to go by a local bus. the roads being so well maintained;-), i dint wanna travel by my car to that village!!and i had the same experience as u. oh same girl!!! and u have it everyday!!! great. hehehe. enjoy :)

Sumit said...

That was a cool survey... Nice han!

Rahil said...

to your blog after long time..was busy with exams :(

nice post..though few things i myself am guity i am a music addict..u will find me all the time with my earphones plugged..

rest all i must say as the other people have said.. ditto ditto,.. :P

Surya Kannan said...

Chennai is no less, you get to see the marketing strategies of vendors inside the buses. How much ever we think that those hot samosas and vada s are unhygienic, we end up eating them.

All that talk about window shopping and purchase impulse becomes true inside a crowded bus. And when you are hungry there is no chance but to yield to the culinary temptation :-)

Cool observation!

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Urvashi said...

@Chandana: Hmm..I have these experiences everyday but this is fun unless I am in a bad mood.....!!!

Nice to see you after such a long time..!! :)

@Sumit: Thnks..!!

@Rahil: Yeah, I had been reading ur posts about how you were trying to be away from ur blog and orkut account and all the online stuff due to exams..Well the same time is here for me.. I wont be posting much after this week..!!!

Earphones plugged all time....!! Bechara ur ears..!! :P
Give them some rest..!!! ;)

@Surya: Buses for marketing..Yeah... I dint cover that..... Thanks for the views..!!

@Shruti: Thanks dear 4 the award....!!