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June 7, 2012

Crazy Kid In Hyderabad

On the way from Hyderabad Airport to my home on 7th June around 9.45 pm, I saw this kid, should be around 14-16 years of age, dangling precariously behind a APSRTC (Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation) city bus. The bus is not full and not sure why this kid had to take this step. My heart went out for his parents. 


(Video captured with iPhone4)

The kid in the video was not doing a stunt. On the contrary he was doing a dangerous act. When he saw me recording  his action, he first showed me a 'V' sign. He was thinking that he is doing a daring stunt and a camera is following him? A small slip and he would have fallen and directly come under my car.

As we were on a two-lane flyover, we waited for an opportunity to go adjacent to the bus. By that time the bus driver sensed some thing was amiss and slowed down. My car driver shouted to the bus driver that a kid was hanging behind his bus. When the bus stopped, the kid abruptly got off the bus and disappeared. Presume he must have realised the seriousness of his foolish act. I couldn't find him around.

Anyway, felt relieved and we continued our journey.


21 comments:

  1. Nowhere to be seen? I wonder what could have been the need or necessity for the child. And in pitch dark, where did he go?

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    1. For sure he must have felt bad for the rash act that he did. My guess is he must have thought all of us will chastise him or rather be brutal to him. Hence would have taken the approach to go away from the scene

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  2. oh my god!!! Why do some kids do this...I have some friends who are super crazy and do dangerous things like this but it is hard to get through to them...

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    1. As parents when we see such stupid acts, we feel terrible. A small mistake could have taken his life. Thankfully, it ended on a positive note.

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  3. Wondering what on earth he was holding on to...Kids these days get a totally wrong idea about bravery! Sad!

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  4. The kid's idea of a thrilling ride...

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  5. Surprising! WOnder if the kid did it because he didnt have money to pay?! But it was quite rash!

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  6. Well done Ravigaru. If he wanted to be crazy, he could have chosen something else, without putting the fellow users of the road, the bus driver, into danger.

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  7. My wife notices kids doing death defying stunts in Mumbai local trains too

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  8. I have, some one or two times have seen such boys hanging behind my school bus, whenever there is a jam or so. However the conductor notices and make them leave, as school bus runs in pure daylight.

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  9. Why do youth and intelligence have such a strange relationship with maturity and wisdom?

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  10. Why do the kids do all these act of foolishness ? Don't they realize how much pain they are causing to their loved ones ...

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  11. Crazy kid indeed...and quite stupid to think he was some superhero!Good you alerted the bus driver and put an end to his ride.

    REgards
    Priya

    http://aalayamkanden.blogspot.in

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  12. Ah, not a showy moment definitely!! Seizing a moment, living for the day... seems to be the most common trend these days--I guess, the inspiration came from the movie...Zindagi milegi na dobara!!

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  13. Indeed crazy. Why was he doing it? Perhaps he did not have the fares? Who knows? Sad.

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  14. what a thrilling ride you had? wow......

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    1. Thrilling, yes with my heart in my mouth!

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  15. I think he might not have read about inertia theory in physics books.

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  16. The video is scary, he didn't seem to be hanging onto anything. In the Philippines we often see this happen on jeeps, usually by children who can't pay the fare. It's really sad.

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