Thursday, April 16, 2009

Capital Life – Making Love in Autos

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Auto Desire

Couples say it's safer.

[Text and picture by Mayank Austen Soofi]

In this city, where coochi-cooing between young unmarried couples goes on discreetly in public gardens, autos are often considered a safer substitute. There is more privacy and less risk involved.

"No one is watching you from the bushes or clicking your pictures on his mobile phone," says Ms Sarita Kumar, a nurse in a South Delhi hospital. Each evening on her off days she and her boyfriend rent an auto for an hour and ask the bhayya to go round and round India Gate. Their joy rides always end with ice creams.

"It's great for those who are desperate for space and desperate to off-load the heat of the moment," says Mr Neeraj Kumar, a software professional in his early 20s. "It also suits my girlfriend." Mr Kumar's friend is off parks since November, 2008, when they were spotted by an 'uncle' in Nehru Park. Autos, they soon discovered, keep away the prying eyes. No one watches them there except perhaps the auto walla bhayya.

The auto wallas have a different take. "Our attention gets diverted and there is higher risk of accident," says auto driver Mr Ram Pratap. Sometimes he ends up fighting with couples. "The moment these couple-log take their place, they start doing ayyashi. They smoke, drink, kiss and sometimes cross all limits," he says. "They think we auto-wallas are blind and can't see anything."

Mr Rohit Arora, another auto driver, says that, according to his experience, most 'incidents' occur in posh areas of South Delhi like Vasant Kunj, as well as in Central Delhi. "It starts around 8 pm and is mostly centered in places like India Gate, Connaught Place, and Ring Road."

But hotelier Mr Anuj Jaiswal's memorable ride took place on a different route: on the stretch between Red Fort and Greater Kailash-I. "We were having moongphalis. I would crack open the shell, pop the nuts into my lover's mouth and he would do the same. We also kissed frequently," he says.

However, not all couples find autos a good place for coupling. "It's open and there's a driver," says Ms Radhika Iyer, a student in Delhi University. "Autos are just not appropriate. I like cars."

8 comments:

Rima Kaur said...

incredibly weird. dont those people feel awkward? imagine the poor autowalla. either he has the time of his life, or he becomes paani paani with sharam.

Aditya said...

But hotelier Mr Anuj Jaiswal's memorable ride took place on a different route: on the stretch between Red Fort and Greater Kailash-I. "We were having moongphalis. I would crack open the shell, pop the nuts into my lover's mouth and he would do the same. We also kissed frequently," he says.

So anuj has come out :P

Gallimaufry said...

Some people, I think, have a pervy pleasure making out in front of an audience of one.
Don't know whether to laugh or cry about "desperate to off-load the heat of the moment" and "The moment these couple-log take their place, they start doing ayyashi." Poor sods.

SD said...

Wow these people are quite inhibited to get laid in the autos and share their real names! Such courage, na?

@Rima, I agree sistah! As much as I fancy not to judge, but I guess i am conventional -- that intimacy is a personal union between two, and (for me) a sacred moment that I definitely would not want some voyeuristic arse watching me! But, yes, incredibly weird! I second that.

Chal..yaar..."yeh zindagi usiki hain, jo jisi ka hogayaa" LOL


Cheers,
SD

nogity said...

Aur haan.... I meant "inhibited" in all sarcasm! tsk tsk. Of course, they are not reticent!

SD

@ Rima -- seems a cool person! Have read some of her comments, and what a gal!

Milan Kuchhal said...

I think these Love Birds are highly innovative and creative, in this city(Saddi Dilli)where people are more interested in others life then their own, these couples need some isolated place where they could spend some time in their own way.
we do not have any right to tell them that what they are doing is whether wright or wrong.if they find autos a good place for them they can use it up to the extent which autowalla bhayya allow them.
But i must suggest love-birds that some of these autowalla bhayya are not good people and they will become a big problem for you, so try not to cross the limit in auto rikshaw,and keep eye on them and outside your joy vehicle,b'coz people in this city were even peeping in.
Long Live Love
MILAN KUCHHAL

Saara Jahan said...

Feeling awkward someone said? Just imagine the Delhiwallas search for space and you wont think of this word again!

Not everyone can afford a car here and parks have become so famous [notorious?], more spies are found there than love birds!

Frankly, I cannot imagine myself in this position but seeing one such couple in an auto wont make me squirm either!

Ibanov, Sir Rekaf said...

In Bombay, some autowallahs put a cloth over their internal rear view mirror.

In nonInsaneabad, people exhibit restraint.