Sunday, February 3, 2013

Start of Events and Festivals.

The first month of year 2013 and we faced a horrible tragedy on our roads. The horrific accident that took away the lives of two young boys, aged 7 and 13 years. There are many accidents that involve taxis nearly everyday and I am asked frequently why this is so. Well, taxis are on the roads everywhere, 24 hours a day and therefore their risks in getting involved in accidents are very much greater. Nowadays, we see more and traffic police on the roads and this is good. With many eyes on the lookout for reckless, speeding and errand drivers, it would be safer for road users especially the young and elderly pedestrians. Heavier penalties and punishments would definitely be a deterrent to irresponsible drivers of all categories of motor vehicles.

It is fast how January has passed us by, including the first Indian cultural festival which is Thaipusam, held last week with awesome displays of fire walking, carrying of heavily decorated kavadis, pots on heads and the spiking of stainless steel bars into bodies was really a spectacle to behold in broad daylight and during night time too as hordes of devotees walked along the crowded city roads from temple to temple, chanting and singing, watched by throngs of spectators, tourists and locals.

The next most colourful and long celebrations will happen next weekend and its none other than the widely celebrated Chinese Lunar New Year festivities. Taxi Users will find great difficulties in securing taxi services during this period as most Chinese taxi drivers stop work and go all out entertaining relatives and friends including themselves, spending  time with their own families by providing transportation , doing errands and most of all, for visiting purposes. Taxi drivers have already been doing great business last week and this coming week. It is like 'bonus' time for Taxi Drivers when their taxis are truly in great demand throughout the day and night till the eve of New Year's day when all will be enjoying their 'not to be missed' Re-Union Dinner with Family and Loved ones.

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