India is the most happening country in the world. If you are a foreigner, a visit to India brings one of the best experiences you ever had.
You get accustomed to the honking horns with funny sounding tunes of variable decibels, a characteristic trait on the Indian roads. There is so much noise in the air, I am sure next time you come well prepared with plugged ears.
As a foreigner, don’t be surprised if you come across the commercial trucks with a standard phrase painted on the rear” Horn OK please’.The idea behind this is to alert the driver of a vehicle approaching from behind to honk their horn so that they can overtake the vehicle in the front without hassles.
In the third World, honk your horn only under the following circumstances.
- When anything blocks the road
- When anything doesn’t
- When anything might
- At red lights
- At green lights
- At all other times
P J O’ Rourke
I can understand ‘Horn Please’…….but OK in between??
Somebody gave an explanation that earlier days, trucks used to run On Kerosene…hence the name OK.
For a further explanation check this link. Ever Wondered Why ‘Horn OK Please’ Is Painted On The Back Of Trucks?
Another interesting thing is you can notice is the painting of’Demon’ sometimes known as Drishti who wards off the forces of evil.
Life is better at Sea !
Have you ever taken a vacation on a luxury liner ?
“Life is like a bus ride.Turns in life are stations.Some board & some deboard just to reach the station,but few board our hearts and reserve their seats eternally” unknown
Plane Takes Off
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Current Challenge Series – to do …
- Anything to do with cars and trucks
- Anything to do with boats
- Anything to do with planes and jets
- Anything to do with trains and railroads
- Anything to do with bikes, trikes or motorcycles
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