If every road tells a story, our roads are telling it poorly, or telling it wrong. A pet topic of discussion in every genteel drawing room is invariably: Why we drive the way we do (and what it says about us). Forget drunk-drivers and road rage, getting caught in a traffic snarl and cursing (often loudly) at others is the everyday story on every Delhi road.The stats are flashy, though. Delhi has maximum cars on the road; it’s the largest automobile market; it also has 10 times more car density than the national average
And what does Delhi like to drive the most? Maruti, says Pahwa, because “it’s the perfect design for India and it’s reliable”. The other choices in order of importance are Hyundai, Tata, Ford, Honda and Toyota. And he himself loves zipping about in his Honda Civic but that’s when the roads are empty.