23 November 2006

sound VS sight.....

sometimes i wonder whether we indians rely more on our hearing senses than our visual senses...

i have generally observed this phenomenon which is of coz quite pronounced on the roads, if not restricted to roads.... both while driving a vehicle myself or as a pedestrian . the sound stimulus it seems causes more sense of alarm than the sight of an onrushing vehicle, atleast in this respect we're quite similar to the animal herds crossing the roads who move out of the way only when u r honking like mad. when u r drivigng on indian roads u better use the horn generously, people move out of ur way immediately if u r honking continiously and if u r not , they dont seem to bother as their safety is the concern of the vehicles moving on the roads, well maybe im not an exception whne im myself crosing the roads, u can blame the condition of hte roads or the incredible bumper 2 bumper traffic in the rush hour .. but in the end if u r too concerned about sound pollution then ...my friend u seem to be in trouble..... so, keep honking!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice postings.. these blogs are the only ones that keep me alive in the office after n&v..

aMYTH said...

True... in fact.. my friends whova travelled tell me.. that in the west, honking is like shouting at you.. as if you've done something wrong!.. In India, I guess we are used to a life of shouting and screaming.. coz therez always such a mad rush for so few resources!

emo said...
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emo said...

Yeah very true and funny ;p .. Here in Qatar, if you honk then you're rude, but i say HONK god damn it HONK ! people need it sometimes to come back to reality and make the right decision before having an accident ..

Funny thing is , to some , it makes them irritated and might have an accident because of it . When it's supposed to be an alarm to keep you aware of the your surroundings ..

I guess we take advantage of honking in both ways ( good & bad )

Nice Entry !

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