March 21, 2012

Ek Prem Kahani, Truck Ki Jubaani



It’s rare for a love story to be boring, least of all those that continue to play out in the heat of the Sun and the dust of the road. And irrespective of the ending, each love story is worth telling for, in its telling and retelling it relives its moment in another’s heart, in another’s eye, in another’s mind.



And everyone has at least one story to tell, including trucks like this one who told her own tale of romance on the back.


TATA Se Chali Main Kunwari,
Bhandup Main Shringar Hua,
Dahisar Main Bani Dulhaniya,
Ketakipada Main Pyar Hua.



(My journey from a TATA factory as an eligible beauty paused at Bhandup so I could be decked up to be a bride before I was married off in Dahisar and swept away to Ketkipada where I fell in love.)

Note: Bhandup and Dahisar are names of Mumbai suburbs, and Ketkipada is a locality in Dahisar (East).

8 comments:

lgsquirrel said...

Ah, married first and fell in love later.......to the same guy? What a delightful gem on the back of a truck.

NRIGirl said...

That's all?!

Daisy said...

"And irrespective of the ending, each love story is worth telling for, in its telling and retelling it relives its moment in another’s heart, in another’s eye, in another’s mind."

What a wonderful sentence that is, Anil! I love the way you worded that. This is a great post. It's true, you can't go wrong with a love story. :-)

Riot Kitty said...

I think there are many cars in Portland that should say "horn ok please."

Niranjana (Brown Paper) said...

what Riot Kitty said. The trucks in Ontario could use some arranged-marriage lovin'

Anil P said...

Lgsquirrel: Yes, arranged marriage: She fell in love with the Truck Groom after marrying him :-)

NRIGirl: That's all she chose to tell of her love story.

Daisy: Thank you. No one can go wrong with a love story, there's a certain vulnerability about it all that's endearing.

Riot Kitty: They could take a cue from the truck in the picture.

Niranjana: Sure, they could. Actually, all trucks could.

An Iengar Chick .... said...

:) reading philosophy off a trucks posterier was a fave pastime when I was a lil girl stuck in traffic jam. :) goodness the cheesiness stil remains.

Anil P said...

Red: I never tire of it though I wouldn't complain if the posterior was cleaned up regularly. :-)