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On The Road
by Jayati Gupta
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  Whether in Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai
Road scenes, yes, incredibly incredulous!
Drive through Kolkata Mahatma Gandhi Road straight
Rags hung across metal road dividers meet your eyes.
More attentive, these are but uniforms
Of Bharat Band washed on M.G. Road pavement.
Water supply? No problem, just unscrew the roadside hydrant
And Loa! A laundry instant
To rid stubborn beetle leaf stain
Scrub, rub, beat hard without restrain.
Earn a living, The Bharat Band
Play instruments and the drum for ceremonies and weddings.
My words, please do not misunderstand
It is not advertisement for The Bharat Band.
Let us switch over to Mumbai
It's no different to Kolkata, Chennai
Traffic woes never cease, weary traveller never at ease.
Multiple compulsion take to the roads?
Mumbai hospitals magnetic pull
Surge patients through proper channel
Tata Memorial Centre, Parel
Life's high hopes with results
Yes, India's pride
One of the best
Easy reach made arduous
To carcinoma control
The path strewn with boulders
Acid tests on the roads.
Please continue through
Follow ups, I sigh
Alas!
Again the roads need to be traversed
Nightmares in broad daylights
Sleazy operations
Men clothed as women gyrate vulgar with outstretched palms
Extortion at each traffic junction
Volley of abuse for not paying attention
To loquacious eunuch demands.
Andheri, Bandra, Dadar, Khar, Borivili, Mallad.
O Lord!
We pray for justice
Three wheelers of Chennai roads
Spin you aimless
Though it is stones throw distance
From temple to your hotel rooms.
Perhaps the driver is brand new on the roads
Yet to be familiar with the whereabouts
Of the various city offers.
Our nerves!
The meek and humble
God bless us!
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June 01, 2003
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