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Indian Transformers : AUTOrickshawBOT

July 15, 2009

autorickshawBot

ONEANDHAFF  (one and a half) :

In Bangalore autorickshaw parlance, ‘ONEANDHAFF’ (ie pay-me-one-and-a-half-times-what-the-meter-shows ) is a challenge the driver throws at you, signaling the start of a game of Grand Theft by Auto(rickshaw edition).

The probability of you receiving this challenge is directly proportional to :

a) the distance of destination from driver’s ‘comfort-zone’ regions

b) the distance of your state of origin , measured upwards from the Vindhyas

c) the font size of the word ‘SUCKER’ on your face. For really huge font sizes, there’s also ‘DUBBALMETER’.

 

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83 Comments leave one →
  1. Santhosh permalink
    July 15, 2009 2:20 pm

    “Anti-Drishti-Hanging-Chilli-Lemon” detail is worthy of total drishti vonly!!!! Hillariyusss!

  2. July 15, 2009 2:42 pm

    Fuck! Its a decepticon. :mrgreen: :p

  3. July 15, 2009 3:19 pm

    Ha ha, Hilarious! and it is so true! at 6AM from Madiwala it is always ONEANDHAFF.

    @Anshul – It is a Megatron!

  4. July 15, 2009 3:25 pm

    awesome!

  5. July 15, 2009 3:26 pm

    hahahaha good one dude !!

  6. July 15, 2009 3:36 pm

    the love is poisan is such a great detail! loved it 😀

  7. July 15, 2009 3:41 pm

    Awesome dude!!!!!!!!!! roflmao cant stop laughin…..!

  8. July 15, 2009 4:01 pm

    true, for 13 km of distance from majestic to my destination , have paid from 90bucks to 200 bucks during different times of a day.

  9. Deepu permalink
    July 16, 2009 5:48 am

    Awesome Jai!
    I liked the kunkuma transformation from driver’s forehead to bot’s forehead, ‘Love is Poisan’, and more than anything else – the lemon+chillies effect 😉

  10. Jayanth permalink
    July 16, 2009 5:50 am

    ROFL stuff…had me in splits. Great tribute to the Transformers dude…loved it :))

  11. Sunita permalink
    July 16, 2009 5:50 am

    Howlarious! Esp since I live in JP Nagar and hear this all the time 🙂

  12. Anoop permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:00 am

    Awesome! ONEANDHAFF and DUBBALMETER LOL!

  13. Aarti permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:17 am

    Priceless :-)!!

  14. Sanjeev Bagewadi permalink
    July 16, 2009 6:21 am

    Anna ! AdDa biddye ! Brilliant !!

  15. July 16, 2009 7:48 am

    I say… I LAAUUUUEDD it! It is a very funny! The strategic location, in the final version, of the lemon and chili thing … utterly brilliant! I will treat you to a nice masalay dosay next time. At this rate, you will be wolfing down masalay dosays like there is no tomorrow!

    May be there ISN’T!

    Oh, no!!!

  16. July 16, 2009 7:55 am

    Haha, ultimate! ‘Love Is Poisan’ rocks!
    Loving the details.

  17. Suresh Raju permalink
    July 16, 2009 7:55 am

    lou-lee! what fun! “You Rocku Muthu Rocku!”

  18. Vinay permalink
    July 16, 2009 8:15 am

    ROTFL
    Its also inversely proportional to the AQ : autorichshawfu quotient.

    V

  19. July 16, 2009 9:55 am

    What is the font size of sucker if auto driver says 20 / 10 rs extra…?
    Brilliant work with minute details like lemon and chilli too getting transformed..

  20. July 16, 2009 11:42 am

    *applause* Well done, laddie. Big, bold, threatening ‘ONEANDHAFF’ about sums it up.
    Moooahahahah@ double LPG cylinder on backside, and start lever on lower left leggu! Too much. 😉

  21. July 16, 2009 12:04 pm

    Ha! So it’s true… Even Indian transformers have a package. Even if it’s chillies and lemons.

  22. July 16, 2009 12:05 pm

    ROFL! Super stuff!

  23. July 16, 2009 12:13 pm

    Woohoo, awesome man, lol @ ‘Love is Poisan’

  24. WSW permalink
    July 16, 2009 12:37 pm

    Awesomeness..have to link and re-blog

  25. July 16, 2009 12:42 pm

    Optimus Prime is smiling right now!!
    All we need is Megan Fox!!

  26. July 16, 2009 12:50 pm

    just can’t stop laughing …

    wonder what happened to the autovalla inside !!

  27. Nav permalink
    July 16, 2009 3:32 pm

    Heh Heh Jai…Tandhe Taayi aashirwaada would have been good too..love the attention to detail 🙂

  28. July 16, 2009 5:53 pm

    Excellent one! loved the way the mirrors , the cylinders , the nimbe hannu and the meter all fit in ! sooper.

  29. Venky permalink
    July 16, 2009 7:33 pm

    “Love is poisan”!! Haha!

  30. Sid permalink
    July 17, 2009 4:41 am

    Amazing. Got this blog from a friend. Spent the last 10 mins laughing

  31. V.Ravichandran permalink
    July 17, 2009 4:57 am

    Great work. Why don’t you do one bytwo kapi so unique to Bengaluru.

  32. July 17, 2009 5:31 am

    LOL one and a half what happened to double+20 at night? =D

    • July 17, 2009 5:56 am

      @Balu,
      i don’t remember dabal + 20, hmmm.. interesting.. is it after 10pm or has it changed to after sunset? 🙂

      • July 17, 2009 10:16 am

        They ask for 20+ even if it’s raining. I think whenever rays of sun don’t hit their face, they assume it’s night!

  33. July 17, 2009 5:55 am

    hehehe 🙂
    wun and aaafu, dabal meterru saar!

  34. Sagar permalink
    July 17, 2009 8:14 am

    Very neat! ROFL

    I’m gonna be laughing at every rick-driver on the street today … hope they don’t lynch me 😛

  35. Amar permalink
    July 17, 2009 8:50 am

    HAHAH totally totally LMAOROTFL…..
    super good man, will keep a tab …. hope there’s more coming…..
    Cheers!

  36. July 17, 2009 9:00 am

    Read this via desipundit – Awesome! 🙂

  37. July 17, 2009 12:02 pm

    Awesome indeed.. you’d have a larger base to create more ‘bots’ in Mumbai. More rogue ricks. 🙂

  38. July 17, 2009 3:30 pm

    ahahahh 🙂 very true to life depiction!

  39. July 17, 2009 3:52 pm

    Hilarious maga!!

  40. July 17, 2009 7:40 pm

    nagars’s ONEnHALF seems to be most hilarious thing that i want to listen 🙂
    The Metropolitan city is now full of TRANSFORMERS.
    Alert to all !!

  41. July 19, 2009 10:57 am

    the drishti lemon hanging form the robot is kickass!

  42. July 20, 2009 9:49 am

    Total coool … I spent a month and a half in Bangalore and would hear the ‘one and half’ almost every day ! Your transformer awaked my sleeping memories of Bangaluru !

  43. Namitha permalink
    July 20, 2009 10:11 am

    fabulous strip! there’s also the flat out “twohundred” for all places within 5 km radius from Forum after 8.30. “oneandhaff” would be a steal here 🙂

  44. Ryan permalink
    July 20, 2009 10:28 am

    Hilarious!

  45. July 20, 2009 5:56 pm

    This is freakishly good.

  46. amit permalink
    July 21, 2009 4:32 am

    Sooper…. “Love is Poisan” and the “Lemon Chilly” detail !! Hats-Off

  47. July 22, 2009 5:59 am

    LOL!! that is exactly what it is… you ask for a place and that thing of an humble machine suddenly transforms into a mean autobot!

  48. July 22, 2009 1:40 pm

    Your blog is freakin’ hilarious man! Autorickshaws here would definitely transform into Decepticons.

  49. July 28, 2009 8:34 pm

    oh damn! hillarious!
    have been in bangalore of a good amount of time to really understand the irony and humor in this one!
    kudos. i mean , really!

  50. rajesha permalink
    July 29, 2009 6:47 am

    Bangalore is far better than chennai. atleast they put meter during day time and most of them are reliable as they use digital. you can see kilometer v/s price. but, if you are in chennai, it is robbery!

  51. July 29, 2009 5:28 pm

    Oh this is so true in bangalore! I guess rikshawalas at different places behave differently. In some places in kerala, they are so friendly and they stick to the meter or sometimes they are so kind to let go 1 or 2Rs if there is no change. But that is not the case in all places.

  52. Anoopa permalink
    August 1, 2009 5:57 am

    I have laughed and laughed and laughed and laughed. And oneandhaffed. Outstanding work my frund. Especially the volume at which he announces his rate. Wah wah.

  53. Pramod permalink
    August 19, 2009 8:30 pm

    Good one Jai.

  54. August 24, 2009 8:17 am

    Jai this stuff is just too pro. No words really, except these haha, greatest webcomic EVAR

  55. August 24, 2009 11:27 am

    ha ha. . 🙂

  56. bindu permalink
    August 25, 2009 5:57 am

    hahaha… its simply awesome…
    esp tat ‘oneandhalf’….. superb one…

  57. ashwin permalink
    September 1, 2009 7:04 am

    Louve is ‘slow’ paisan I say!!

  58. September 8, 2009 11:34 am

    awesome toons dude!!

  59. September 16, 2009 10:56 am

    OMG I rber Blr autowalas who would just take those people that were going in the direction that he was going!

    And once one of my friends got so pissed when an autowaala refused to go MG road and asked him ‘America Barteera?’

  60. September 17, 2009 4:25 am

    LOLs …. nice one ..

  61. November 11, 2009 7:36 pm

    LMAO! Love how the “bottu” on the guy’s forehead is replicated on the decepticon. Also loved the “Love is Poisan” bit.

  62. Kalpana permalink
    November 12, 2009 8:59 am

    Definitely the best take on autos i’ve ever come across.

  63. November 26, 2009 9:09 pm

    I am slamming the floor laughing! A great one!

  64. December 16, 2009 9:40 pm

    Hahaha. this was tooo funny 😀 🙂

  65. revathi permalink
    January 27, 2010 12:23 pm

    Just came across your blog . Great jokes! I had Dubbalfun.

  66. February 18, 2010 10:47 am

    tehe

  67. March 2, 2010 4:18 pm

    Dude this is awesome.

  68. March 13, 2010 4:19 pm

    Oh my f-ing lord! I think the whole nation can identify with this 😀

  69. March 15, 2010 6:28 am

    nice thought……….!
    as i am being in bangalore i m really enjoying it

  70. March 20, 2010 1:01 pm

    May I say Sir.
    Due to past experiences, this is hilarious.

    Keep up the good work.

  71. March 27, 2010 4:49 pm

    Saw this one on The New Indian Express the other day. Awesome cartoon!

  72. May 9, 2010 3:35 pm

    Hi!

    I came across your work in the latest issue of ‘Aahsome’. Though I am not an avid fan of graphic novels and the like, I must say I liked the way you have highlighted some common issues in a creative way. Great work!

    Best
    S

  73. May 25, 2010 9:24 pm

    LOL – Hilarious man.

  74. Neeta permalink
    June 26, 2010 8:42 am

    Why JP NGR – it’s anywhere to anywhere – always ONEANDAHALF. Most interesting thing is they say – ‘I have to come back Khali’. At 9am, from CV Raman Nagar, to MG Road, but they have to come back to CV R Ngr after dropping you!
    I only have one assurance – after I die, I won’t have crisis for transport – all of these guys will meet me in hell!!!

  75. August 8, 2010 1:54 am

    Awesome stuff!

  76. September 6, 2010 7:37 pm

    LOL awesome!

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