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India is Noisy!

There is no getting away from this fact. Unless you are in the serenity of Himalayas or some of the few places that offer you some peace, we Indians have learnt to put up with it. In fact we are out of place when we don’t hear the ambient noise of the traffic, people, and machineries all mixed into a potpourri of unintelligible jingle.

Several years ago when I first stepped out of the precincts of our dear motherland, I landed in Geneva on a Sunday. On way to the Hotel , the first thing that struck me was , “Where are the people?, Where is the noise?” . It was quite disorienting, to say the least. It is not unusual to have a traffic jam on a “lazy” Sunday afternoon in Mumbai or Delhi.