Saturday, September 06, 2008

Hurdle Race?

On Friday, we celebrated Mona's birthday with dinner at Mugan's - a restaurant in the upscale neighborhood in Indira Nagar. Due to a minor miscalculation by Mona, we ended up parking about 300m away from the restaurant. Decided it wasn't a big deal and that we would just walk up to the restaurant. I for one was not prepared for the adventure that lay ahead of us.

We found the pavement to be a major obstacle course as we made our way to the restaurant. Mounds of dirt, piles of steel construction pipes, blocks of stone, deep puddles of water and mud added a sense of adventure to our walk as we navigated various obstacles on our way to our destination. Sections of pavements were simply non-existent and would disappear with no early indication or warning. You have to be extremely vigilant and pay careful attention to where you put your foot down next. Of course, you must also be aware of other above the ground obstructions such as a tree branch or crooked light pole or a hanging sign to avoid banging your head while looking down.

At times, it might appear that walking on the street might be safer than walking on the pavement. But be aware of vehicles that are battling for street space and will not hesitate to squeeze you off the road in their attempt to get ahead.

We did make it safely to the restaurant and back without a major incident!

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