Some things never change

About ten years ago, I remember reading about this illusion that foreigners had about the India. The belief was outlined in an article in Reader's Digest on how others percieve India. One of the defences for India ran along the lines that "Elephants no longer take part in the traffic" or suchlike. The exact words were something entirely different though. But about a decade on, Elephants, and even Bullock Carts are not uncommon where I stay, in Thane. Most of Mumbai, including the pansy ass idiots in Navi Mumbai consider Thane a gaon. Fuck you guys, Thane is a sheher, and it has pachyderms in it, trundling down the road, disrupting the traffic.