Long time back, I read an interview given by a noted scriptwriter for Malayalam movies. According to him, he takes great pain to know life first hand. In order to achieve this objective, he would use the public transport. Judging by the scripts written by him, the public transport rides were not helping him at all as he and his scripts were detached from the real life.
As I write this, I am on a BMTC bus to MG Road, Bengaluru. This is my third ride on a bus while being on vacation. I am yet to see life unfolding. But most of the travelers are on their cellphones like me. They are not blogging. They are either texting or talking on their cellphones. The cellphone usage is something to be noted.
Everyone has a unique fancy ringtone. When the phone rings, it is very loud too. The ringtone provides additional background score; in addition to incessant honking, unique sound of the Tuk-Tuk engine and also the various conversation happening inside the bus. With all this cacophony, it is difficult to hear the caller on the other side. An ingenious way devised by a fellow traveller was to put the call on speaker-phone and press the phone against his ears.
All said and done, Bengaluru has excellent connectivity if you are using the bus services by BMTC. For me, the most difficult part is to find the right bus for my intended destination. Anyone knows how to figure this out?