WHEN ROADS SAY A GOOD DEAL.
ROAD signs on the winding highland roads in and around Leh should
become a topic of research for students of sociology and literature.
There are gems like: ' Darling I like you; but not so fast
please.' ' I am curvaceous.' ' Be soft on my
curves'. ' If married, divorce speed.' There are even a
bit tacky ones like ' Lower your gear, curve is near.' There
are also straight ones like: ' Be late. Everyone will wait.' A
speculation among international journalists on a recent trip was that a
team of Border Roads Organisation comprises an engineer, 20 workers and
a poet. Or, highland blues must be having an effect on some lonely
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