Saturday, September 13, 2008

Distance=Time..??

Hey

Recently i was thinking..( what can i do, got loads of free time..), I found a very interesting fact about Mumbai which separates it from anywhere else in the world..

When in Mumbai, you ask someone how far is say VT from Thane a true Mumbaikar wil say 1 hour by train. I can bet that no one will say 40km. This is a unique phenomenon only to Mumbai. This is even more prominent if u travel via Powai ;-) If u ask someone how long it takes from Kanjurmarg to Seepz, you would get an answer, 'More than an hour' despite the distance being abt 10 km owing to the traffic.

Just a passing thought i had..If anyone of you have any such anecdotes, please do share it...

Mee Mumbaikar!!

7 comments:

Kavita said...

Hey I think you have forgotten your basic.. Let me teach you Distance = Average speed * time.. Hope you understood...


Just kidding !!!

I Will think of nice stories which I can perhaps share with you ...

Directionless Wanderer said...

so true and so quintessential to Mumbai .... you see, in Mumbai, owing to the gravitational pull of fame and fortune, the space-time continuum is distorted and time experiences dilatory and contracting effects .... the upshot is that travel time may not be proportional to the distance, as speed is quite often determined by VIP's on the road, crazy festivals, upturned trucks, etc.

Krithika S Koundinya.. said...

u think?? :P

Krithika S Koundinya.. said...

very true.. but then we do break all the usual time limits for certain distances out here.. so i guess thats d reason time is d measurement used not d distance.. :)

karen said...

haha ,true,ppl dnt talk in kilometers , they talk in terms of time . TIME= MONEY, and considerin mumbai to be d financial capital of india ,it ought to be so!!

prashant said...

lolz....distance is always a measure of time in mumbai...i still remember the day i first stepped in mumbai 4 yrs back...i got down at dadar and asked a cop how far is khar from dadar...hez onli said "train sey 10 min aur taxi sey ek ganta,,,:P"...so basically by train Distance=time saved
and by taxi Distance=time wasted :P :P

Sapna Sapien said...

Well...They say Mumbai is magical...i was thr only fr 2 days....n i did feel it... u know wats the magic?

U dont feel ur in a new place...u feel at home....

And its probably coz of all the old relics thr still standin tall...the best buses ..those old taxi's wid bollywood posters at the back. I loved mumbai....hated the beach but still...

The place is alive...