Platform skills are skills that every public speaker must have. But that was in a different era. Today, Platform skills are essential life skills that bike riders in Bangalore have ! And some of them excel in it !
As bikes, cars, autos stand & inch to inch (Not ceding an inch to another. Respecting the gap as though it was the international border between Pakistan and India. Sorry. Disputed International border !) bike riders take to the platforms. Or pavements. And once they are onto the platforms, they zip, and if you are a pedestrian, God bless you !
The other element is the number plate in a non-Alpha-Numeric script.
Similar number plates will hit your eye in Tamil Nadu & other staes too. Crazy. Isnt it ? If such number plates are to be taken as bonafides for ‘passion for a language’ , the argument flies low !
But crazy? Smart perhaps. If this guys knocked somebody down, you will need some drawing skills to note down the number. Now do you have it in you ?
So, the next time you want to drive around here, two skills that can come in handy: Platform skills and drawing skills !