Have some wonderful news. Meter Down won for best IndiPodcast blog in the Indibloggies awards. Huge thank-you to all who voted. The award is for all the kaali-peeli bombay taxi drivers and their stories of their lives and our city. Unki mehrbani se Meter Down ka jeet. All the winners in all the categories posted here.
Talking about kaali-peeli, in the last episode, Mohammad Khan, I link to a DNA article about painting the taxis yellow as some kind of upliftment to our city. In todays HT is an article about the same thing. It is supposed to be all completed in phases by June 2010. The article states that they want to give the taxis a distinctive look. Right now they are only iconic – one of the icons of this city. Say kaali-peeli and everyone knows you mean the taxis. Kaali-peeli entered the vernacular of this city decades ago. Read it and weep.
Am working on the edit for the next episode. Idris. 25th episode. Watch this space.