The five stages of pothole nirvana
With potholes pockmarking Mumbai's roads, we say don’t lose your cool over these craters. A guide to Zen and the art of pothole negotiating
Surprise! The driver is startled to see a deep pothole. Aiga! Pothole he says
Anger: He is frustrated seeing the crater and wants to break the steering wheel in rage
Confusion: He is bewildered. Should he jump, drive or swim? If swim, which stroke should it be?
Resignation: He calms down and realises that there is no use getting angry
Peace: Call it Moksha or Nirvana. He actually sits in the pothole meditates and does an asana called the potholesana
Hither 'n' slither
Morning walkers at Juhu Beach were in for a surprise yesterday, as there was a snake spotted on the beach. Those enjoying their Sunday morn in the water came rushing out as the snake slithered from the water onto the shore.
The snake found yesterday
D Bunty Rao, a lifeguard at the beach says, “At around 9 am, we were alerted by the public about the snake, near Tulip Star hotel. During the monsoon, snakes do frequent the beach and we have now become experts at catching them. We do not know if the snake was poisonous or not.”
The Baywatch Lifeguards Association that patrols the beach swiftly got to work and caught the snake who was tired after battling the waves. The snake was caught and put in a box and later left at Juhu Garden. We call it Juhu Beach's tryst with hiss-tory.