Wednesday, October 04, 2006
Chennai-yin NOT favourite!
Three months in Chennai and there's just one thing I can't digest. It's yellow, greasy and wriggles around all parts of the city. A worse affliction than anything that's shown up in a biopsy.
The demands for a 3 km journey starts at nothing less than 60 rupees. If the driver is in a good mood, he'll probably go for 50. If he isn't, add 10%. No this isn't an air conditioned motor vehicle that runs on a Merc engine and has padded seats and super shock absorbers for extra comfort. The auto is the 21st century paying tribute to the Boneshaker.
And while Chennai has one of the lowest crime rates in the country, this daylight robbery continues every day. On every street.