Though the title of the post has striking resemblance to Life in a Metro, but this post is far more important for me to write. For those living in Delhi, they would understand the importance of Delhi Metro, which evidently has made it possible to reach nearly every nook and corner of the Capital. But what holds more importance here is the crowd, the general public, the loyal commuters, who travel everyday and in essence they are the ones who make Delhi Metro all the more happening.
Some 5 years have passed that I have been travelling via Metro, and still when I board the metro every morning, I can see instances which do not fail to amuse and irritate me. I am yet to comprehend what makes people break all bounds of sanity when it comes to vouching for a seat. I wonder if a seat makes that much difference to a politician. One can easily observe a terrible failure of decorum, and notably, the people who pretend to be "so sophisticated" self degrade themselves to the standards of dogs within seconds!
Having spent so much time travelling, I can now retrospect and I realize that Rajiv Chowk still remains the most crowd pulling station. Jokes apart, I realize that in between these journeys were hidden small yet important lessons of life.
I remember the days when metro stopped in between the journey and I had no option but to wait. Those were the days which taught me that there would be situations when nothing could be done and they are best solved by being patient.
That day when the curly-haired kid was trying to fiddle with my newspaper, was when I realized what innocence is in its purest form and how we start off before becoming what we never intended to.
The way she smiled looking at me were signs of succumbing to gestures that go directly to the heart.
While guys are still pissed off on the concept of a ladies coach, girls continue to feel the need of an extra ladies coach in a 6 coach metro. People continue to talk loudly on the phone as the announcement persists, "Metro me gaana bajana mana hai!"
Each day, each journey in the metro has a thousand stories to say, some moments infuriate me and to some moments my heart holds on, lil quarrels continue to continue as life in the metro goes on....