You need to reach your school, office or for any committed appointment on time. And if you are using public vehicles to reach your destination, then you might get caught in everyday conversations at the vehicle. Here is a list of conversation starters in the public vehicle that can create a bond between commuters and share some good laughs.
When my parents call and tell me that they can’t pick me up in the evening and I will have to manage on my own, my heart sinks. I swing into full combat mode, prepare my lungs to take on extra volume of oxygen, and give myself a pep talk because I will have to take a bus ride home and that too in the evening. The vehicle arrives at the bus stop already bent, like the leaning tower of Pisa, where there is little to no space but still the drivers see to it that they stop the bus for at least 15 minutes and fit passengers into the quantum realm i.e. they expect other passengers who are already there to turn into antmen and antwomen. Or at least that is what it seems like they want to do, considering how they stuff people into the vehicle like one stuffs “gundruk” in a glass jar.
Commuting in Kathmandu can be a nightmare and those who drive can vouch for that. And if you try to take a cab, the haggling will make you even more frustrated. And sometimes you might not want to drive or take a taxi to a party but then you are left with no option. It was because of these reasons Icchya Joshi came up with the idea of Dial a Driver (DAD). It is a private chauffer service established to make commuting hassle free and safe.
Kathmandu is filled with two-wheelers but spare a few, most bikers are not aware of the importance of owning safe biking gear and are less likely to tend to their bikes. The helmet is a compulsory accessory, but other than that people aren’t interested in keeping their bikes in shape.