After one week, the bus owners have decided that it is enough. The bus strike has been called of. As Kochuthresiamma P .J pointed out in the comments, it is very said that we had to celebrate Kerala Piravi during a bus strike. That says something.
This week, a review...
On the whole it was not a bad week. It went something like this...
Day 1 : Monday
No bus, very little parallel transport. Could not get to work - so I took a leave, stayed home. This extra time was used to learn a bit about Ruby on Rails.
Day 2 : Tuesday
Started of late so that I could catch the peak time traffic. In theory, there are more parallel transport vehicles in this time. In practice, it is true - but also true is the fact that you will not be able to get into them as they are already full of people. Anyway, I managed to get to work using this method.
Day 3 : Wednesday
A colleague, Bijeesh, gave me a lift.
Day 4 : Thursday
Bijeesh could not make it that day - so I tried to get to work using parallel transport. No such luck - had to say home. Again, Ruby on Rails.
Day 5 : Friday
Some buses started operating in this day. By the end of the day, the strike was lifted. However, Bijeesh gave me a lift again. Thanks, Bijeesh.