Break Down Tale !

So when your car has a break down, it gets towed. And that’s not the only time it gets towed. It also happens when you park in the wrong place. Or when a inventive car thief spots your fancy car. Or when you run out of fuel. And such else.
But that’s besides the point. For whatever reason it has to be towed, towing brings to my mind, a large truck or such other vehicle which pulls. That’s my understanding of towing !

But, what you find below, is another form of towing. A very Indian innovation. For Indian readers, this is a no brainer that is seen every day ! The vehicle that’s ahead is the one with a break down !

The ‘technology’ is pretty simple. The power from the autorickshaw in the rear, gets transferred to the one at front. Through that outstretched leg and the Mumbai air. And of course, using that big toe. ( I am told by knowledgeable sources that it requires some skill).

So, maybe this is ‘toeing’ ?!? Of course, This indeed is ‘Toeing’ !

So, the next time, somebody is going to ask me to toe his or her line, i wonder if its that big muscular hulk pulling from the front, or is it that toe that’s working on my behind !!

Huh ! So much for a break down !

14 thoughts on “Break Down Tale !

  1. ha ha ha … Toeing!!! Once my friend here saw a Tow truck towing another tow truck during heavy snow.

  2. Sujatha says:

    a common sight in bangalore too! am always amazed at what autos can accomplish.

  3. Suma says:

    for some reason, i’m not able to see the pictures, not only yours, even the ones in mine…hopefully its not a bug…

    that said, i did love your tree series…

    as for this one, will have to cme here again and see if what i imagined matched your pics…:)

  4. As I said earlier, trust you to come up with some neat ones:) Btw, have you thought about being the guide to Pearl on her India (hopefully Mumbai too) visit?

  5. Braja says:

    Oh I love it :))) Well spotted, Kavi…

  6. Priya says:

    You are such a keen observer from the posts I read these days after migration..

  7. ~nm says:

    What can I say about the second pic. I had been ‘helped’ by an auto in a similar fashion when I took my hubby’s car (Maruti 800) for some work and I never in my dreams thought that the car won’t even run for more than 2 KMs as there was no petrol in the car. So he pushed me like this to the nearest petrol pump which was about half a KM from where I got stranded 🙂

  8. Vijay says:

    Auto picture is too good.

  9. Pearl says:

    What a strange and wonderful country, Kavi. Necessity is indeed the mother of invention!

  10. Et tow, Brute? If techies take over literary devices like punning, what will us poor old literature grads do? Seriously, though, loved the neat pun and the neater illustration.

  11. christine says:

    What a crack up! I’ll be laughing next time I need to be Toed

  12. nsiyer says:

    Kavi, you and your camera are inseperable. Its all about your fingers and the auto wallah’s toes. Amazing!

  13. Kavi says:

    Mduveeran : That perhaps is going toe to toe !!! 🙂

    Sujata : Oh ! yes. They are miracles on the road !

    Suma : I hope you see the pictures too ! Thanks !!

    Naperville Mom : I dont have official word on her trip. Will check with her. thanks !! And thanks for the comment as well !!

    Braja : Thanks !!! 🙂

    NM : Ah ! I havent seen that happen ! Thats great news. The next time i have a break down, i have other options !! Voila !! Thank you !

    Priya : Thanks ! A new place and a new camera can do strange things i guess !!

    Vijay : thank you !

    Pearl : ofcourse. It is strange ! 🙂 And ofcourse, it is wonderful !! BTW, whats with your India trip !?!/

    sucharita : Techy !! Who ! Me ? The Tech community will be up in arms if i tag that tag to myself !! 🙂

    Christine : Yes ! Toed !! 🙂

    Nsiyer : Thanks sir !!! 🙂

  14. Haha!! That’s a really good pun and great shot!

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