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Why write about taxi drivers?

“What do you want to be in life?”

Almost all of us have been hammered with this question growing up.

My answer, for the initial 5-6 years of life, used to be “Vikram Tempo Driver.” For those who are unfamiliar with them, Vikram Tempos used to be a common public transport system in the nineties in Lucknow.

While life had different plans for me, my fascination with drivers never went down. I firmly believe that drivers have the most interesting and inspiring stories in the world. Drivers don’t just drive vehicles; they help people travel.

For most people, travel brings new opportunities that change their lives.

The Advisory Board is my tribute to this wonderful tribe – drivers.

If you’ve been in a situation when you needed advice but did not have anyone, next time, think about jumping in a taxi. This helped Shekhar Tripathi regain his life, it might help you as well!

Buy the book here.


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By Hemant Joshi

I'm Hemant Joshi. I write short stories and essays about how our lives are rapidly changing with technology

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This article is about the 1976 film. For the occupation, see taxicab driver. For other uses, see Taxi Driver (disambiguation) . directed by Martin Scorsese, written by Paul Schrader, and starring Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Cybill Shepherd, Harvey Keitel, Peter Boyle, Leonard Harris and Albert Brooks. Set in a decaying and morally bankrupt New York City following the Vietnam War, the film tells the story of a lonely taxi driver, who descends into insanity as he plots to assassinate both the presidential candidate (Harris) for whom the woman he is infatuated with (Shepherd) works, and the pimp (Keitel) of an underage prostitute (Foster) he befriends.

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