At the JC. Road signal, a pillion rider, a small girl clung to her father on an activa.
Her feet dangled in half-worn running shoes, and her pony tail bounced as her father cut left at Poornima theatre. It was then that I realised why I was watching them both.
It was the way he was slowly riding. There was a comma of pause he took before every hump, so that it was almost a full stop. Even the frenzy crossing of Bishop Cotton ladies wouldn’t disturb the pause.
Then he made a right and I saw with glee, a masked toddler-rider standing upright and small, between his father and the activa’s front.
Like this, one child in front, one in back, a man slowly rode his two-wheeler on a bright march Bangalore morning.