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Saturday, April 26, 2008

"Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy"'s answer to the demolition drive.

Just tumbled on one of the funny books have read in my lifetime..especially sci-fiction..never thought this genre would bring me such joy,this until "The Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" happened to me..Wrapped with a random sense of humour that tickles my funny bone for sure..

Can't help but share an incident that completely empathises with the demolition drive, the relocation drive rather, that happens every time a flyover or a metro is added to my lovely city called Delhi..(its bizaare, chaotic, strange,steady,hot,dirty)..but love it irrespective!!!

Here the protaganist's (Arthur) house bears the brunt of a bypass that is being built..The way the author rationalises the futility of building a bypass made me guffaw and snort like a wild pig..He says:

"Bypasses are devices that allow some people to dash from point A topoint B very fast while other people dash from point B to point A veryfast. People living at point C, being a point directly in between, are often given to wonder what's so great about point A that so many peoplefrom point B are so keen to get there and what's so great about point B that so many people from point A are so keen to get there. They oftenwish that people would just once and for all work out where the hell they wanted to be."

2 comments:

Anoop said...

I know this has been a while you thought this. But have been thinking on similar lines but there are not bypass or a metro. Okay I will not take up too much of your space. My conclusion being that there is no point C. what you call point C is someone’s point A or B depending on which side of the traffic you are.

deshu said...

interesting...