The evening sun casts a golden glow as a Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) “Non-Stop Express” bus passes by the St.John’s Bus Stop at Koramangala on its way from Bangalore to Salem. All the monikers such as “Non-Stop” and “Express” are misleading, as these buses crawl their way along the highway taking up to 5 hours to cover the 200 km between Bangalore and Salem. However, these buses are the most frequently available mode of transport between the cities. Take one only if you have no other options. Here is an experience of a person who traveled on one.