“Tiger is coming” !!

We finished lunch at work and were walking back, when there was a flurry of activity on the road, with school students, elderly people, middle aged men running towards their vehicles. For a minute we didn’t quite know what was happening.

We stopped a sprinter to ask what was it all about. And he said, ” Tiger is coming. Tiger is coming”. We were perplexed. A tiger ? In the middle of Bangalore ? They sure were kidding. But all of them were running. We truly were looking at each others faces. To understand what was happening.

And then the Tiger appeared !

We found later that ‘Tiger’ was the name given to the Police tow away vehicle. Especially for two wheelers. Some other colleagues said that was a ubiquitous name for all tow away vehicles But then, it surely was some relief to see a different tiger.

The alacrity with which some bikes, parked in no-parking zones were lifted, placed on the vehicle and driven away was scary and strangely amusing. We saw some strange scenes with pleading, neogotiation and an awful lot of wheeling-dealing to save their bikes from the Tigers and the ‘Tiger Riders’ !!

And the ‘Tiger riders’ seem to have raw power ! To lord over every captured prey who was parked at the wrong end ! Wonder why they named it a tiger ? Any thoughts ?

8 thoughts on ““Tiger is coming” !!

  1. Keshi says:

    A vehicle-snatching Tiger ha? 🙂


  2. Shiva says:

    May be because of the black-yellow stripes and for always looking got a prey

  3. Jeevan says:

    few seconds thought really tiger has entered the city hehe…
    If u have bike take care.

  4. priya says:

    Had a good laugh kavi. U indeed have a good humor here:)

  5. hemm the black and yellow stripes?!

    I am a genius!

  6. Mark IV says:

    hmmm… well i always knew it would take a tiger to do anything to bangalores traffic! maybe they should have named it mammoth- 1. because of the size of the task and 2. because of the extinct planning in the roads…

    btw, is that domlur super flyover done or is it still half a take off into the sky? and the one to supposedly ease traffic at marthahalli???

  7. manuscrypts says:

    hehe.. proud survivor of 3 tiger attacks 🙂

  8. pria says:

    Now someone has really run away from tiger:)))

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