I have to admit that I was quite excited to see the elephant on the road while coming back from work in the evening. Now cows, I am quite used to but I must admit, elephants are rare. I actually crossed the elephant without being able to take a picture. But when I went a little ahead, I decided to pull over to the side of the road and click a picture in the rear view mirror.
And while I am talking about the Indian roads I must tell you what happened to us today morning. We started getting calls from the students that the institute bus was stuck in a traffic jam because people of the nearby locality were sitting on the road. Their grievance? There was no water or electricity in their area since the last five days. We followed the institute bus, took a half an hour detour for a road that takes 3 minutes to cross and finally reach the college way past the normal time. And we were the lucky ones, we were behind the main scene and could take a detour. There were others who were stuck for 2.5 hours. But I digress, let us get back to the elephant story.
I took so much time to take picture in the rear view mirror that the elephant overtook my car! So I took one final picture and then moved on. Only 20 minutes later, I hit another road jam because of a temple that is on my way. Whenever there is a festival (which is on most of the days or so it seems to me) it leads to a traffic jam. I do not have the slightest of the clue what festival was it today but it took me an hour to cross the stretch that usually takes me 10 minutes.
And if you think my pulling over to the side of the road to click the picture was dangerous, fear not, there was ample space to pull over. And danger is a selective perception, I mean what danger when there was a whole elephant on the road?