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Indian standard time and the struggle to be punctual
We break rules, take risks to save five to ten minutes and still end up being late. We Indians love being on time. No, I am not being sarcastic. We might get delayed in the end due to unavoidable circumstances but we seriously love being on time. That is why, we break traffic rules, change lanes and run through red lights. Only because we want to get to our destination.

So what if we endanger our own life and that of others, so what if cause serious accidents. It is all for a good cause. We are also an extremely loyal lot. If we are employed in a company, we will do anything to reach office on time. Even jay walking and crossing railway tracks. Yes, we put our professional obligations above everything else, even our life.

So what if there is a train hurling at a high speed towards us. We belong to the country that produced Rajnikanth. We can outrun trains and in the event that we cant, we could stop it with one hand. That is why we cross tracks without any fear!

We also run and catch buses in crowded streets, which some may say is dangerous and potentially fatal. We scoff at such ideas. Basically, we have no fear. For us time is precious, time is important. And we do all this only because we love reaching in time.

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