Highway “Stars” (with apologies to Deep Purple)

22 Dec

I’ve always had a fascination for idiots on the road. Especially those who put themselves and others at risk.

Coming to the office this morning (and NO I was not driving), I saw this guy on a motorbike “pushing” another with his legs. Now its a novel way to help someone but not on the highway and not in the middle lane. It would be ok to do that in the slow lane I guess, but these morons were actually looking to overtake trucks and such…


20 Responses to “Highway “Stars” (with apologies to Deep Purple)”

  1. vinay December 22, 2008 at 4:34 am #

    remember that i had done very similar thing near Kemmanagundi some years back , but didnt overtake any trucks 🙂

  2. Vijay December 22, 2008 at 4:49 am #

    @Vinay: oh these two were weaving in and out of traffic…

  3. Harsha December 22, 2008 at 5:28 am #

    They should be sent to Jumbo or Gemini Circus!
    Neways, nowadays the PETA activists wud cry foul on seeing an elephant or a bear in the circus..These two would do just fine 🙂

  4. Nikhil December 22, 2008 at 6:07 am #

    Classic example of foot fetish! 😀

  5. My3 December 22, 2008 at 11:13 am #

    Hmm… Maybe next time a clear picture with their faces or their license plates and sent off to Bangalore Mirror to be displayed clearly as Idjits 1 and 2??[:)] What havoc they can cause to the rest of the driving/walking/riding public.

  6. amreekandesi December 23, 2008 at 1:11 am #

    This is like getting two bikes running for the price of one – they effectively cut the price of petrol in half.

    Idiots? Very smart people, likely.

  7. Gururaj December 23, 2008 at 3:04 am #

    They don’t deserve any applause but capital punishment only…

    Checkout other forms of this story at http://gururajb.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/an-offense/

    @Amreekandesi – I don’t think it’s going to save any fuel for them, The pushing vehicle has to anyways burn more oil to generate enough horsepower to push the other,

    But on a funny side – for them definitely saving oil and wasting time 🙂

  8. xylene December 23, 2008 at 11:57 am #

    I have seen this many times, but it was an autowalla pushing an auto with his legs.

  9. mumukshu December 23, 2008 at 5:43 pm #

    Assuming they both had their engines running, whose speed were they travelling at? The 1st or the 2nd? And if the 2nd was ‘pushing’ the 1st, why did 1st have his engine running? What a waste of fuel. OK, I am really pursuing a ‘wasteful’ line of questioning!

  10. My3 December 23, 2008 at 6:07 pm #


    My son’s SAT exam questions 😦

  11. praneshachar December 24, 2008 at 12:45 am #

    nice observation this is quite common by auto fellows too whenever some one is out of fuel this is the help route they take. but certainly overtaking truck they were crazy. craziness of some one can be harmful to someone else.
    youngsters wheeling on busy roads is also very common and by their act some one like that wheeling hit one of my staff fataly last year, good samaritan on his way to office was sent to heavely abode by some crazy acts by someone who is not having an idea what the life is
    reading your post all this went thro my mind and keyed it
    let people be aware and awake

  12. Ray Dixon (Bright) December 24, 2008 at 10:38 am #

    I agree with you tag “morons”, Vijay.

    Btw, Merry Christmas … or is that not an Indian tradition? Anyway, have a great New Year mate. Cheers.

  13. rads December 24, 2008 at 2:49 pm #

    Push? 😐

  14. Prashanth December 24, 2008 at 7:04 pm #

    the auto guys call this as – ‘stump hoDeyOdu’ :p

  15. some body December 25, 2008 at 8:56 pm #


    check this out. will help your blood pressure the next time …

    – s.b.

  16. Vijay December 26, 2008 at 8:56 am #

    @Harsha: Good suggestion 🙂
    @Nikhil: ROFL
    @my3: I tried…..snd good luck with the SATs
    @Amreekan..thats a new spin 🙂
    @Gururaj: Agreed… and thanks for the link.. and yes.. I get really mad at the ones you have mentioned in your write-up….
    @xylene: Auto is common..in fact its a pre-req to get your auto licence
    @mumukshu: as My3 says… aaaahhhh…no more time and distance sums pleeeeasse
    @Pranesh: Thanks
    @Ray: Thanks for the greetings
    @Rads: he he 🙂
    @Prashanth: 😀
    @sb: Nice one… that is one nice person (right level of sarcasm as well)

  17. spandana December 26, 2008 at 9:22 am #

    i must say, it was quite a quick move to take these shots. i figured you wouldn’t have had more than a few seconds.

  18. Vijay December 26, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    @spandana: Thanks…sequence mode on the Nokia E71 😀

  19. some body December 28, 2008 at 2:18 am #


    “Btw, Merry Christmas … or is that not an Indian tradition? Anyway, have a great New Year mate. Cheers”

    wish you the same, buddy!

    us indians, we so big hearted, we celebrate all religious festivals yet the world fails to understand our tolerance. look what happens in good ole usa! (vijay, i wonder what arundhati roy would have come up with if this had happened in india)

    hey, that catch off hauritz that smith caught – did you see the difference between smith’s behaviour vs. that of punter’s last year? if anything, punter’s catch was “iffier!”

    – s.b.

  20. some body December 28, 2008 at 3:52 am #


    thought up a couple of good (or ugly, depending on your perspective) cricket puns:

    future south african tests will really be of the anno duminy era!

    ponting’s captaincy steyned!

    – s.b.

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