Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Which "year" is this fellow living in.... it's been atleast 6-7 years since the format of number plates was changed... it is now black letters on white background, but obviously this one seems to have missed out on that.... this is the 3rd case i have come across in just about a span of 3 weeks, fortunately this time round i was able to take a snap of this...!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

again, million dollar question, WHY??????!!!!! i alway's wonder what people talk, or what is so IMPORTANT that they cant take their vehicle to the side and then speak on the phone... this is even more dangerous when on scooter (for eg. an acitva or scooty) as the hand that is holding the phone is the one which is used to apply the BACK brake... so...!!!!
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one more... this lady came almost 15-20 mtrs down the wrong side of the road, least bothered of the on coming traffic... why??!!! what pleasure these people get by doing such things??!!! and it's their own life they putting at risk, and the best part is that it seems they dont even realise this, or are noth bothered of the fact that such stupidity could one day cause harm to them, and may be to others also who are not at fault!!
and all this is done for what??!!! to save certain amount of petrol!!! they are so concerned about the resources getting over isnt it???!!!!
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TATA bus (MH14-BA-8037), again very clearly seen that the signal is red, but what's going through the bus drivers mind, he only knows??!!! i mean, why would a SANE person o'wise wait in the MIDDLE OF THE ROAD when his signal is RED??!!! this is RIDICULOUS... it's about time these CO. buses are put to task by the owners themselves!!!
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What are they Doing??!!!! it is clearly seen in the photo (right hand corner) that the signal is green for the vehicles coming from the other side, then what are the 2 scooters (both uncles, one on an activa and the other on a scooty) doing in the middle of the road when their signal is RED??!!!! (this photo is taken at Hutatma Rajguru Chowk near Karishma Soc. Kothrud wherin the people coming from karishma, goin towards MIT college like the 2 uncles) have a red signal, when the signal seen in the photo is green!!!) and these are the people who very readily and conviniently blame the "young generation" for driving rashly....! they are setting such fine examples themselves!!! once again, WEL DONE!!!!
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

as You can see (standing on the line, left to right are Pooja,Mayuresh, Radhika, Parag's Brother and Abhay) are making sure that the work done by mr mane in stream lining the traffic does not go waste...
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who said Cops dont do their duty.... Mr.Gautam Mane, the cop in picture, is trying to get people to stay within the white "dividin" line that is drawn on the road, so tht people comin from the other side are not blocked....
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Monday, April 14, 2008

is somethin missing out here??!!! NUMBER PLATE??!!!!
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What exactly is he talkin or what is so important that he cant WAIT and TALK??!! and the interesting part to note ( i was rite there observing him so i can tell all this) was that he stopped to remove the phone from his pant pocket, (he tried to remove it while riding the bike, but did nt manage,so stopped) and then continued on his bike while speakin on the phone... how DUM is that??!!!
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this is exactly what i meant by Role Parents play.... Both the ladies are comin down the WRONG SIDE of the road.... the one in the background is taking her kid along wit her, n this is what the kids gonna do when he Grows up... So Wel Done PARENTS!!! keep up the 'GOOD WORK'!!!
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First Attempt at Traffic Control

It was a hot late-afternoon and when most of the people were yet to arise out of their Sunday afternoon siesta, a group of friends, including yours truly, assembled at the busy Karishma square for what was going to be our first attempt at traffic control. Each one of us had a million questions as to how to and what would be the starting point of our task. Our first point of contact was Mr. Gautam Mane, the officer in-charge of controlling the traffic at the square. After a brief introductory chat and discussion, we decided to control the traffic that came from City Pride. The task was cut-out. We had to ensure that everyone stays behind the dividing line so as to allow the traffic proceeding towards Karishma, Pizza Hut and Swapnashilpa to pass smoothly, which is the crux of the problem in that square.
We formed a human chain and ensured that the traffic does not spill on to the opposite lane causing hindrance to the traffic coming from Karve Road (especially for those that drive from Karve Statue towards Pizza Hut). As the evening wore on and the peak hour approached, there was a marked increase in the volume of traffic and we had to be alert constantly in order to keep the traffic streamlined. As we did our little share, Mr. Mane and his colleagues continued to manage the heavy traffic with great skill and perfection.
The whole exercise earned us quite a share of bouquets and brickbats, making the whole effort fairly fruitful. We also realized how difficult and thankless work our city traffic police have to do. Unfortunately, despite their hard work, more often than not, the traffic police end up being at the receiving end of our criticisms. Personally, my respect for the cops has gone up several notches and has made me acknowledge the herculean task that they undertake daily, of single-handedly controlling the unrelenting traffic of our city.
Overall, it was a great eye-opener and a huge learning experience for each one of us. It also taught us that WE as citizens can help the Traffic police immensely, and for that all we have to do is that the next time we see RED LIGHT WE STOP... cant WE "EDUCATED" people do even this much??!!!!
Let’s hope that this is a firm beginning for several greater efforts to come.

This article has been Written by my Friend Radhika Rao, im jus posting it on her behalf!

The man who helped us out to acheive our 1st objective.... Mr. Gautam Mane.!! (this is the 1st of a series of photo's i'l be putting up... also an article i wil be posting)
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Saturday, April 5, 2008

Role Parents Play

Jus the other day i read an article in the paper wher in a young boy age 16 with 2 of his friends had gone for a "drive" in a honda city and sadly he met with an accident and passed away.... Who is to be BLAMED???!!!! the boy?? For me it's the PARENTS...
how on earth was the boy allowed to even SIT in the drivers seat.... he ws 16, jus got eligible for getting a 2 wheeler licence and here he is speedin away in a car!!!!
how can Parents be so careless....

Parents and the ROLE they play (nothing personal against parents here btw!! :-))... For me, they are the ones who should be held responsible (especially for all the accidents that are taking place in the age group of 16-20)
why i say this....
i'l give an eg.(may have happened in real also)
a young boy is goin wit his father or mother in/on a car/scooter and the father/mother jump the signal... the boy asks why did you jump the signal, and prompt comes the reply, it's k nothing happens...
Excuse Me??!!!! nothing happens??!!! what kind of a reply is that... or what an "ideal" example is the parent setting in front of his child??!! the same kid when he grows up he's gonna say that if my parents break the signal why cant i, i mean if they dont find it wrong, why should i or rather HOW CAN IT BE WRONG??!!!

another eg i could give is of young kids travellin on their cycles... these kids come ridin down the wrong side , break rules thinkin it's allowed as they r on cycle etc... n once they grow up and "motor" is added to "cycle" they do the same thing.... so it's all hand in hand....
this however if is brought to the childs notice by his parents i'm sure he will respect Traffic Rules... but for that the Parents must 1st make sure they themselves are Disciplined and respect the rules laid down, cause then only can they expect their children to do the same....

Also i feel that the main target now of all organisations, groups etc should be the "youngistan"!!! cause these are the ones who are gonna be joinin the bandwagon with their bikes and cars.... so if they ready to follow and respect the laws laid down, life's gonna be a lot easier... of course we must Spread Awareness among the existing people also, and try our best to persuade them to Obey rules, but "youngistan" has to be the "LAKSHYA" for me...!!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Good to See!!

I dont know how it happened, when it happened but i surely know why its happening, it is for the good of all of us. 2 weeks ago we members of My had started activity of clicking pictures of people voilating the laws on traffic signals, capturing pix of PMT breaking the signals.. etc. After that I have been observing, suddenly people have started obeying the laws. That also in the early morning time which according me or rather Pune is impossible to imagine. Also PMTs are following it strictly. May be this is the condition for the route which i follow regularly for my activities, office , home etc. But i am definitely happy on the progress which has taken place.!! Hope it continues and other people learn it faster! Would like to hear your latest experience.
PS: You can write down your experience in comments.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Indian mentality - the bigger vehicle gets blaimed

For long I have been observing one thing, where ever there is an accident or some sort of problem involving vehicles ...
the bigger vehicle involved gets the blame..
Just think of any of the accident sites, pedestrian v/s Scooter / 2 wheeler, the scooter rider gets the blame ..
2 wheeler n car , car gets the blame, & so on ...

its time people realise that the blame might also be of the smaller vehicle or may be of smaller vehicle only ...

Follow Traffic Rules! Save Pune !