Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Horny Power

My iPod is my savior in many situations. It helps me a lot during my commute - spared of hearing lewd comments and helps me be oblivious to my bumpy auto rickshaw ride. But...but one thing that my iPod is also helpless is in dealing with Horny India.

Yes, India is horny, Indians are horny. They are horny all times; right out in the middle of the road in full public view; any time of the day. Men and women are equally horny. You can see them incessantly blowing bugles - the horn. Peeeee!! Paaaah!!

Why do we blow horns all the time? At the signal when it is RED, at the traffic jam when the vehicles cant move an inch. Are we a group of insensitive, impatient folks? Few of the countries I have visited erased the notion from my mind that only developed countries had disciplined drivers. Hell! no!! It has nothing to do with economic situation of any country.

Is the driver honking assuming that his honks will turn the RED to GREEN eventually? Much like pressing the buttons on the lift panel will cruise you through! What if its bumper to bumper traffic, deadlocked situation, or just plain signal?

Horns are used in extreme situations; either to evade a possible accident; to attract attention; to vent out frustration that results to due to a fellow driver breaking some driving etiquette. Look at us! We cant think of a traffic without horns. A silent drive is a crime. A perfectly empty road; not even a stray dog; and still you have your thumb pressed on the horn and it blares!

Which makes me wonder for whom is the horn for? There is no one on the road. For the plants and the trees? I have read that talking to plants helps them grow healthy. So if talking helps them grow, honking will help them sustain for a longer time is it? Go Green eh? Or is it for the driver himself? Self motivating mantra? Maybe! the driver is trying to get in touch with his/her inner self. Ummm...

No! there should be some other secretive rationale behind this! We Indians dont do anything without a reason, no? There should be something behind it? Is the horn supplying the much needed Green energy to propel the engine forward? I would pursue this search.

HORNY Power did I say?


18 comments:

  1. LOL!! :D
    Its because, behind, every big vehicle, it's written "Horn OK Please"!! We are simply following the mantra!!

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  2. laughing out loud, really loud!!! hilarious!!! a new meaning of the horny has been etched!

    one family one child!
    horn ok please...
    OK!!!!! peeeen!!! paaaaaaann!!!
    There you go sir ji...

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  3. This was an enticing post with an eye catching title!:)
    Our love of cacophony and restlessness of fingers is visible on roads all over!

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  4. Long time...as usual travel and work...Read your post. I think honking is to show 'See who is behind the wheel' ... I also get irritated when people honk in front of hospitals ,during traffic congestions. They should attach wings and fly off if there is no patience.

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  5. " Horn Ok Please", yes this is the funny adage that is printed on the back of lumbering trucks.

    B, Indians do not understand the beauty of "silence". We are obsessed with cacophony. The temples , and other places of worship are scenes of utter noise and racket enhanced by the loud speakers. Political meetings by the wayside, all blare with loud speakers with out a care for the time of the day and others.

    The psychology is simple,lack of understanding of noise and the pollution it maintains, and total apathy towards fellow beings.

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  6. It's the psychology of things. Moving vehicle = POWER and who's behind the wheel (read in authority) has to be seen, thus the HONK! HONK! You'll be surprised at some of these honking characters once they alighted from their vehicle. Turn out to be the most timid characters in town, nothing as menacing as the honking character one would imagine.

    I believe in honking along winding mountain roads, in spite of not seeing anybody around. Especially around bends and turns when vision is limited. These honkings are safe reminders of the need to make way for others to pass. HONK...HONK.....

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  7. Hilarious and true !! Oh talk about honking .These days on our morning walks we face this honking maniac who is teaching his teenage son to drive .

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  8. Oh yes, deeply irritating. One has to honk a lot in India compared to other countries. Changing lanes or to bring the aunty who drives her scooter like a bullock cart in front of your car, when you are overtaking a bigger vehicle like a bus or a truck... Indian roads are noisy :).

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  9. hahahaha. well, it reads damn funny but I know the plight when they honk right in your ears when you are standing on a signal. I always tell the driver, bhaiya, red button install kara do, usse gaadi fly karegi. Idiots!

    PS: Word verification can read your post too. I got anals as the word!

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  10. Shilpa,

    :-) Yup!! We are great followers :)

    Gautam

    :-) Haha

    Rahul,

    :-P Thank you. On roads and otherwise too

    chitra,

    It shows people's apathy and insensitivity

    Anil,

    I just mentioned that to chitra's comments. People's self importance and apathy towards others.

    Waf,

    I am in total agreement with you. Honking at bends and turns on narrow roads to let others know your presence is necessary. But unnecessary honking?

    kavita,

    lol! enjoy the honk :P

    Rachna,

    haha we need to honk at cattle and dogs also right :)

    Neha,

    hahaha, spewing out fire? :P

    Lol at WV. Really? You got that? Oh my!!

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  11. For a moment, title got me thinking.
    Culturally, we are agressive without putting upa fight.

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  12. It is changing slowly but surely. I hear no horns ar RED in cochin. But overtaking fron any side, zig zagging and not using indicators is still a problem.

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  13. I shall ask around. Now, even I want to know what is this horny power all about.

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  14. Chowla sir,

    Haha, I know!
    True what you said

    Ashok,

    Thanks :)

    The Holy Lama,

    Oh! Cochin seems to be better then.

    Nethra,

    :-) Haaa

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  15. I believe in tapping my horn, just enough to announce my presence in the rear. I guess Indians are just plain 'hornier'; make a lot of noise, but no real stuff.

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  16. Balan,

    :-) Haha you bet! they are. :)

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