Comments on: Why Delhi autowallahs take you for a ride Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Robert MacMillan Thu, 06 Dec 2012 17:14:43 +0000 I think that I’ve heard every single one of those excuses in New York City!
Robert MacMillan
Editor,, global editions

By: Anonymous Thu, 06 Dec 2012 09:54:48 +0000 To tackle the red tape/paper work/exorbitant convenience fees, they should start building their unions in Delhi; but definitely not function as they do in Calcutta. Also, a system must be devised to carry at least two passengers headed in the same direction.
I see no solution unless there’s any political will to do so.
I have bickered with them alright, so much so that my day remains incomplete if i dont have my quota of an early morning argument (read playful banter). I have had my ego bruised by incessant refusals ranging from “ghar jaana hai” “chai peena hai” “bahut jam hain” to “mood nahin hain”, often leading to angry break-ups.
However, I owe really memorable rides around the city with self-assembled loud speakers crooning old hindi film songs; stimulating conversation on politics, mamta banerjee, the famous UP temper, legends about the city, archelogical ruins, etc. to my road chums.

By: delhidjinn Wed, 05 Dec 2012 12:55:15 +0000 Very well written.