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The 50th Pillion

"MG Road..Ulsoor.. CV Raman Nagar.."
"MG Road..Ulsoor.. CV Raman Nagar.."
"MG Road..Ulsoor.. CV Raman Nagar.."

If you think this typical set of conversations conveyed by a bus conductor , you are wrong :)

Person X: "Sir. I am going to CV Raman nagar Via MG Road and Ulsoor.  Are u going somewhere close by. Can I drop you"
Person Y: "I need to reach Mayo Hall very urgently. I am not getting any bus "
Person X: "I will make sure you will safely reach Mayo Hall Stop in 15 minutes"

The speedometer clocked 50 KMS/HR).. The two wheeler Vroomed thru National College Road, Minerva Circle, Double Road and finally they reached Mayo Hall in 9 Minutes :). Person Y expressed happiness to X and was able to finish off the job on time. Person Z joined X for the next part of the journey until Old Madras Road.

Person Y -> Mr. Sadashivaah (An ex LIC employee currently working as a insurance consultant)
Person Z -> Mrs. Mariyamma (She runs a chai shop near IFlex)

Mrs. Mariyamma was 50th Pillion. Yes. Whenever Person X travel in his vehicle, he make sure someone will be there behind him. When he starts from Source S to destination D, he makes sure what is route to traverse. Obviously there will be some places (Lets say L, M, N O) which excist between S and D.  There is high probability that many people start from same source and they are supposed to reach one of the places viz L, M, N , O or D.

Person X -> Yours Truly :)

I celebrated 50th Pillion Day. The sense of inward happiness, and satisfaction that I had got while dropping these 50 people to respective destinations is invaluable. Some of them are in touch with me. Some of them had called me many times. "Tumba Dhnayavaada magu", "Thanks a bunch dude" are some of the responses that I had got from them.

People talk about issues, pot holes, pollution, traffic snarls etc. They end up riding a 10 seater Scorpio or a 5 seater Santro or some other four wheeler with only one person.

Imagine a system where we utilize every single seat (No matter its a Car, Two wheeler or a Auto).  I am pretty sure we can reduce traffic to a significant extent, if we make use of the resources properly.


If you travel in your own vehicle, make sure you will help others who will travel on the same way you go. 

> Use your company cab (If the facility is there). You can sleep, talk, read some good stuff, listen to FM or your fav music or peacefully sleep.
> Start off Car pools / 2 Wheeler Pools in your company.  You can  make the best us of  http://www.commuteeasy.com/  started by my friend  Vipul Kasera. A great way to join hands.
> If you are traveling with out anyone, help people (esp old aged persons) to reach their destinations
> Finally follow the Lane Discipline and be patient while riding.

Lets STOP cribbing about the system and START off bringing a change.

I am looking for celebrating "100th pillion Day" AS soon As Possible :)

Comments

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sdeepthi
Aug. 31st, 2007 05:38 am (UTC)
Great thinking man!!!! Good to hear that... But in this blore city with so many frauds, havent you experienced people suspecting you when you behave so noble??!!!
ashwin_krishna
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:14 am (UTC)
I do have good experiences.. Some Day, One person asked me "whether can i trust you".. Some people act weirdly, show faces as If I am doing some fun.. I am least bothered of these kind of people..

I remember Rabindranth Tagore's Poem "Where the mind is without fear"(http://www.theotherpages.org/poems/2000/t/tagore01.html)..

My guru Anant Sir says "If U have clear heart, and a strong will, The world will follow u..". I am following my guru's footsteps..
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:22 am (UTC)
Nice thought
But lucky you- thats MRS Z didnt slap you when you asked her if you could take her somewhere...
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
That's a cool thinking man.


-YaSJ

http://www.yasj.blogspot.com/
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:24 am (UTC)
Great initiative....but u should also take care of ur own safety....

happy pooling :)

-Anant
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:52 am (UTC)
way to go buddy ...

but yes,
everyone is suspicious when you act like a nobel person, well in this case for sure, b'cos of too many related incidents.
well, lets see i will try your mantra from today :)
(Anonymous)
Aug. 31st, 2007 06:53 am (UTC)
way to go buddy ...

but yes,
everyone is suspicious when you act like a noble person, well in this case for sure, b'cos of too many related incidents.
well, lets see i will try your mantra from today :)
- sumesh
ashwin_krishna
Aug. 31st, 2007 11:57 am (UTC)
The idea of this post is to spread the good word about joining hands and making a difference. Please start helping others and u will enjoy the invaluable happiness in Life :)
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