According to News18, software engineer Roopesh Kumar Verma was tired of Bengaluru's traffic and chose the horse as a means to protest the issue.
"I have been staying in Bengaluru for the past eight years and I am fed up of the bottlenecks and air pollution," he told News18. "Bengaluru is overcrowded and too many vehicles on the road lead to traffic jams every day."
His unusual choice of commute, however, was not welcomed by some. The engineer told Deccan Herald that security guards at his workplace stopped him at the entrance but he argued that the horse was his mode of transport.
Photos and videos of the protest have gone viral because it's not every day that you see an engineer riding a horse to work. But Mr Verma says he did not expect his pictures to receive so much attention.
As for his job, he's now reportedly looking to set up his own start-up.
Here's what Twitter is saying about him:
"Saving on fuel... good job," says one Twitter user. "Frustration reached all highs," says another.
Life of software engineer!!!! pic.twitter.com/08aiidvAFE- Sathish Sarvodaya (@SathiSarva) June 15, 2018
Roopesh Kumar Verma, the techie who quit in style, many of his colleagues who saw him today wanted to be in his shoes...he rode a horse from Mathikere to Embassy Golf Link only to put down his papers on the last day as a "software engineer". pic.twitter.com/vz6mYengdN- Poornima Nataraj (@poornima202) June 14, 2018
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