Highway low

January 13th, 2010

A week or two ago I had the misfortune to be driving home from deepest Gurgaon to Delhi near midnight, through a thick fog, on the national highway. This national highway, unlike most other NHs in India, is a Herculean carpet of Tarmac and concrete laid across the landscape. Riding it at speed is like surfing the spine of a dinosaur, as one rise and falls on the flyovers and flat stretches.

It’s monstrous in another way, too: its scale appears to addle the minds of drivers, who react to its inhuman size by trying to shrink it. Read the rest of this entry »

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