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HindustanTimes Thu,31 Jul 2014

Look, but with love
Namya Sinha, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, May 21, 2010
First Published: 16:53 IST(21/5/2010)
Last Updated: 15:50 IST(26/8/2011)

The biggest entertainment on Delhi roads has to be the quirky slogans and quotes written on the ‘backside’ of autorickshaws. While Horn OK Please is the most ubiquitous line written on most autos, autowallah bhaiyas have started getting more creative. From being cheeky about passengers to getting sentimental about lost love, the following auto-lines have got it all.

Jo jaldi mein thay wo chalay gaye (Those who were in hurry are no more)

Boyfriend ke saath baith kar bhaiya kehna mana hai (When sitting in the auto with your boyfriend, you aren’t allowed to call me brother)

Sau me se assi be-imaan, phir bhi mera bharat mahaan (Out of 100 people, 80 are dishonest, but still my India is great)

Dulhan wahi jo piya mann bhaaye, gaadi wahi jo paise kamaye (Only that woman will be a bride who will win the heart of her husband; and only that vehicle will be mine that can win money for me)

Tez chalany ko kehna nahi, jaldi aapko hai humein nahi
(Don’t ask me to go fast, because I am not in a hurry, you are)

Ameeron ki zindagi biscoot aur cake, driver ki zindagi clutch aur brake
(The rich person’s life consists of biscuits and cakes, a driver’s life consists of clutches and brakes)

Chalti hai gaadi udti hai dhool, jalte hain dushman khilte hain phool (The vehicle moves and dirt flies, enemies become jealous and flowers bloom)

Buri nazar waale, tera mooh kaala
(O, you with the evil eye, may your face be blackened)

Na kisi ki nazar buri, na kisi ka mooh kala, sabka bhala chahta hai yeh autowalla (Let no one have an evil eye, let nobody’s face be blackened, this auto driver wishes good for everyone) 

Bewafa hum nahi aap thay (I was not the one who  cheated on you, it was you who cheated on me)

Nashay mein choor hai toh gaadi ka kya kasoor hai, zara pyar se chala lo, samjho kisi ke maang ka sindur hai (Why blame the vehicle when it is you who is driving drunk, please drive with love, understand that one of your passengers must be somebody’s husband)


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