On 24th Feb. 2017 I had visited Aurangabad to attend manufacturing excellence meet. After meet was over, I decided to visit Sai Baba Temple located in Shirdi. In turn I tried to search shortest, safest and speedy route using Google Maps so as to do new experiment.

Now this was the first blunder I made and that is how “Come on bull! Hit me” proved.

Google Maps displayed a road map. I trusted the map and I started driving my vehicle on the road that was shown by Google Maps.

Now to reach Shirdi, there are 2 ways available from Aurangabad.

First route, go to Ahmednagar and then visit Shirdi. I knew this route well.

Second. From Aurangabad. Drive on Aurangabad to Mumbai route and on that route, there is a diversion available for Shirdi and reach Shirdi.

Instead of known route, I opted for that route which was recommended by Google Maps.

After driving for few kilometers, I saw a divergent road and sign post and within 30 min’s I realized the blunder I made. From that divergent till I reached Shirdi! Entire road! I’m sorry it is unfair to call that as road. Entire path if full of holes. So much, I gave pains to every part of my body including ass. Moreover, I gave countless pains to my vehicle.

After visiting the temple, I started driving towards Pune city. Now this road (Shirdi to Pune) goes via Ahmednagar.

While driving on that road (i.e. Shirdi to Pune via Ahmednagar) once again I saw a sign-post. One arrow was saying bypass Pune road and 2nd sign post was showing Ahmednagar city.

Since I had taken pathetic and horrifying experience of that by-pass road around 3 years back! I decided to drive on Ahmednagar city road.

After driving on that road for a kilometer or two! I felt why not try Pune bypass than entering to Ahmednagar city. Passing through traffic issues. Etc. So I took U turn (2nd blunder on same day) and started driving on Pune bypass road.

Within 2 kilometers, I once again realized that I made blunder. Situation of this bypass road is worst than ever.

In turn, I once again proved Indian Hindi phrase आ बैल मुझे मार म्हणजे ये बैला मला मार in English Come on Bull! Hit me.

Via this post I am requesting every Indian reader (non Indian visiting India and Shirdi temple) not to opt for Pune to Aurangabad and/or Pune to Shirdi bypass road that you will near by Ahmednagar city and/or while visiting Shirdi, not to use Aurangabad to Shirdi via Vaijapur road.

You will be frustrated.

You will be in deep pains.

You will hurt every part of the body including ass.

Above all, you will hurt your vehicle.

I hope my FY 2017 experience helps fellow countrymen.

I hope this article is useful & meaningful.

Above all, trusting Google Map for smart driving in India! Trust none.

Instead speak to truck driver and/or ask state transport drivers and ask the condition of the road before opting for Aurangabad-Shirdi road via Vaijapur, Shirdi-Pune bypass road and Pune-Aurangabad bypass road.

I made blunder and I brought pains on my own. I don’t wish and want anyone else to suffer the way I suffered and my vehicle too.

Having read above experience, now you can read various inspirational articles in the form of web link, images and videos to whom I touched based in the entire week.

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Following post instantly took me back in school (secondary) days.

At that time (from 5th standard till 10th standard), I was part of that team where in I used to write and create cover page & back page of yearly magazine which was published by our school.

It was completely hand written and hand drawn magazine.

At that time, pen that was called “Boruबोरू “. It was made up of bamboo only. I liked the post and I am resharing your post again.

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