Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday on Tuesday

Photo: Tomas Munita for The New York Times

Indian car culture

Rush hour in the old city of Delhi. Officials in India's capital issued more than 300,000 driver's licenses last year. At one city licensing office this week, the test consisted of turning on the ignition and driving in a wide circle that took about a minute.




So don't complain next time you get stuck in a traffic jam. :)

theteach

20 comments:

Sandy Carlson said...

OK, Mary. I won't. This is an amazing amount of people and stuff.

You might want to relink to the WW hub. I couldn't get to you from there.

Mica said...

Hi!We also have one like that in the Philippines.It is in Divisoria.But you are right, that seems worse.Thanks for sharing.

Mica said...

great shot!Happy WW!

ellen b. said...

Yikes, that is just plain scary to me! Have a great day maryt!!

Pretty Life Online said...

nice catch! Happy WW... hope you'll visit mine too...

poor man's nicole richie said...

only in the third world err developing countries. I got mine without driving tests - is that what you call it?(though i took driving lessons). good thing i still don't have a car (LOL)

which reminds me. my license is almost a year expired already.

Digital Flower Pictures said...

Geez, I thought Manhattan was bad.

letha said...

Wow, I need my driving license, maybe I'll just go and do the test over there lol

Explains a lot though lol

By the way the linky did work :)

Sue said...

Looks very busy!!!! Happy WW :)

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Oh my. That's really a mess. Yikes. Excellent WW post. Have a great Wordless Wednesday. :)

JIm said...

Hi Teach! I wouldn't want to drive (??) in that spot. It reminded me of traffic in Cairo or in a larger Mexican city.
I'll bet everyone knew how to honk his horn!
Happy WW/WT.
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TheBlueDudes said...

Great colors and composition!

jams o donnell said...

Not that Is a jam... Gah even I could pass that driving test on the 3rd attempt, 4th tops!

Siani said...

Eek! If that's all they have to do to get a license - how do they manage to drive around without killing each other en masse? Great pic!

napaboaniya said...

That is one place I'll rather walk with my 2 feet!! :P

Mrs Coetser said...

I would have to learn to cycle better thats for sure.

pelfy said...

I don't like to be caught in a jam. Argh!! (=

the teach said...

Thanks everyone for commenting! I appreciate it! :)

Gabriel said...

The interesting thing is that the traffic still moves! I don't know how they do it.

Happy WW!

princess said...

Walking will be a much faster way to be in any place! I've been in an even more crowded traffic and appointments were still met.
Thanks for sharing.