Maps and Roads

Being a book-worm would not teach you everything – we know that. Ability to read a map can not help you reach the places – Bangalore tells us.

Pondering-Over-The-Eicher-Map-Me: “Oh – this is simple. I am sure I can reach here easily. The road A goes straight and meets Road B at the deadend and no one ways either…”

Helpful-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “No – there is diversion here. The flyover is being built. You have to turn left, then follow the traffic for couple of more turns and then..”

Self-assured-Me: “No, no. You are surely confused. The flyover is on the way from your office to your home and the other one is also on the crossing of road X and road Y…”

Proud-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “I am living in Bangalore for n years.”

Unmoved-Me: “So?”

Reconciling-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “So, I know that there aren’t just those two fly-overs. There is one being constructed here too.”

Sarcastic-Me:”How many flyovers are being construted in Bangalore?”

Irritated-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “I do not know.”

Playful-Because-Don’t-Know-What-Else-To-Be-Me: “What have you been doing in Bangalore for n years then?”

Responding-Accordingly-Bangalore-Veteran-Friend: “Not counting the number of flyovers under construction. I’d rather count the stars in the sky.”

The conversation isn’t real, but it could well have been. When shall I be able to tread the roads that I see on the map in Bangalore?

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Jaya Jha is an entrepreneur, a techie, a writer and a poet. She was born and brought up in various towns of Bihar and Jharkhand. A graduate of IIT Kanpur and IIM Lucknow, she realized early on that the corporate world was not her cup of tea. In 2008, she started, one of the first print-on-demand publishing platform in India. She currently lives in Bangalore and divides her time between writing and working on her company's latest product InstaScribe ( with a vision to make it the best e-book creation tool. Blog: Twitter: @jayajha Facebook:

3 thoughts on “Maps and Roads

  1. Hi M
    Very soon you will tread the roads..what u see on the map.If poss. put down something on…self-leadership,donot know why but i do feel your words on that, will have an impact on others!Aur kya kahoon..m kool as always..but delhi is hot like as always!



  2. This could well be the case of the lack of patience in the self proclaimed responsible citizens. Is it rocket science to know that the city is going through some major renewal process with flyovers and grade seperators comingup. This obviously is bound to cause some inconvenience to the public but we have to bear with it if we are to dream a better tomorrow…
    And no… I am not a bangalorean my dear veteran-non-bangalore friend..

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