Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Traffic Signal...

The Traffic signals have been unavoidable necessities of our lives. Our pleasures and pain, more than once are depended on them in our daily existence. Its probably one of the few places where the green outscores red as our fav. color….. and now talking about color green, with all the trees making a disappearing act, the signal seems to be the only place we could enjoy watching it…..

With most of our daily life being spent on TV commercials and traffic signals, survival of the fittest depends on how well we cope up living with them. The former to a certain extent is avoidable, but the latter???….. hmmm… not until you shift ur base to Timbuktu….. …well to be fair to the human brain…. It does has created quite a few “weapons” to fight this ‘battle of survival’ with the likes of ipods, FM radios, cell phones invading the market. But there still seem to be quite a few excited souls, throwing around their rage and horns, trying to make their intentions very clear of their only purpose in life --- ‘not to get caught by the Red virus’. Well wouldn’t want to blame them, after all time is measured in seconds only at the Olympic sprints and traffic signals.

The traffic signal just amazes me, with its capacity to change emotions at an instant. It has been a great teacher of patience, giving us enough time to look around the new corners which we haven’t and the faces which we wouldn’t ….. The Faces…. more importantly… as they give us a window to the immense experience each of them have lived with…..

The phrase “Traffic signal”, which combines the colored bright lights of red, amber & green, takes me back to my kinder garden days where I first heard of them as a rhyme followed by its visual impact at the nearest street as explained by my dad along with that humming rhyme……That particular signal has probably been the only signal which has formed a pic in my memory……… though the times changed along with the lips that sang the rhyme ….. from myself n friends to……. younger siblings n cousins to….. nephews n nieces…… but that particular “pic” has still been unchanged………. and so was that signal….. until Now…where the canopy of gulmohar trees covering that wonderful street where this signal stood were uprooted along with a piece of earth to give way to a concrete under pass….and now why would anybody need a traffic signal when there’s a flyover????? Well someone does…. Jus as a memory……..

11 comments:

punchagan said...

so finally u r back... with a BANG!!
two birds with one shot.. huh? Trees and Traffic Signals... (and not to forget memories and peoms... )
great post...
keep going... Its all green for u!!!

Swarup said...

Thats a nice post dude!!!

I remember traffic signal from my kinder garten days as the only thing that all the students in the Jr. K.G section would love to draw as it involved all the good and favorite colors. I rem drawing the traffic signal umpteenth time and fillin in colors with crayons ....

however those days have passes and so ve the days of crayons, casettes, trees and gardens.

I hardly know people who take out time to visit a nearby garden or a playing ground or a tekdi to ascend and breath the fresh air and watch the sun set.

Every1 is caught up in this vicious life which starts with a traffic signal and ends at a traffic signal

Sree said...

good one dude! btw u too becomming star writer-a? not telling about new posts n all? whats it with u lil fellas ha!:P

Enigmatic Illusion said...

"Well wouldn’t want to blame them, after all time is measured in seconds only at the Olympic sprints and traffic signals." Hilarious :D

Good one...Though I don't drive much, I can still imagine what significance traggic signals have :)

You've painted a really nice picture connecting your childhood & signal. All of us have that one picture in our head which will always be there till the end :)

The post is surely worth the long wait...and yeah let me knw ur id i'll add ya on messenger...tc

Sant.. said...

Hey dude...nice way of looking things from a different angle. you got that in you to change the perception of anything we see around...This was one such thing...As always write more and give our dead cells a chance to look at things differently!!! :)

Anonymous said...

a magnificient piece of "REFELECTIONS",,, dude you are simply brilliant with writing down all your thoughts. it makes even a blind person to see those traffic signals when somebody reads this for him!!!! and that too at the pace of the clock you have mentioned

Gowtham said...

Hey bro,
nice one and needless to mention after a looooong time. i kinda get the feeling that you are all becoming (or have already become?) STAR readers and writers - you only read and/or write when you are in the mood...

about the article itself: it's very nice and well written - though simple things - such as Traffic Signal, et al - amaze me, but what amazes me even more is your high quality of writing in simple terms to convey your amazement and understanding (guess that's what makes you folks STAR writers)!!

You can/may follow the last two comments (by me) in the following link and set up Notification system in your blog: this way, readers can subscribe and get notified of your new entries - although there is no guarantee that they will actually read!

http://sgowtham.net/blog/2007/03/08/for-your-eyes-only/#comments

Truly yours,
g

Anagha Mudigonda said...

hey raja ... great to see you online :)

Anagha Mudigonda said...

ok it's time to write more :) and pls turn off word verification. let's see how many spammers will spam u :D

Surya said...

by the way thats malleswaram circle

Deepthi Mamiduru said...

Nice article on traffic signals with different feelings behind it...