Cycle Rickshaw on the bylanes of Kolkata

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I took this pic in one of the bylanes of my native place in Kolkata. Cycle rickshaw is one the easiest modes of transport in Kolkata. The narrow bylanes make it impossible for huge vehicles to reach these places also it is one of the cheapest modes of transport. With the oust of hand pulled rickshaws from the streets of Kolkata because of it being a human right violation, the rickshaw walas who are out of job are now resorting to the cycle rickshaws as a means to earn their livelihood.

I have very fond memories of this part of Kolkata, my native place. This pic was taken on a very sunny day. It has the humble rickshaw wala probably returning after dropping his passenger to their destination. The election season has the various political parties put up their posters on the walls. You can notice the Congress party leader waving from the poster. The monochrome effect gives the pic the old world charm something I always associate with Kolkata.

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  1. Reply
    Jenny Matlock June 10, 2014

    Oh my heavens!
    What a charming capture!
    The textures and emotion in this are really cool!
    This might be one of my favorite shots of yours!
    Thanks for sharing!!!!!

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    Cris June 9, 2014

    That is an amazing shot! Congrats

  3. Reply
    Anne June 9, 2014

    Beautifully captured! I appreciate your share and wish you a wonderful week.

  4. Reply
    Betty June 9, 2014

    Very well done photo.

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    dragonstar01 June 9, 2014

    Excellent photo. A wonderfully timeless quality.

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    Pat June 8, 2014

    What a great shot!

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    Gemma Wiseman June 7, 2014

    Such a lovely insight into the small places behind the heavy worlds of traffic. A moving image of life.

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    Rocky Mountain Woman June 6, 2014

    lovely capture-well done!

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    Jarek June 6, 2014

    Love this photo. Well done!

  10. Reply
    fredamans June 6, 2014

    So much depth to this shot. Well done.

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    bettyl - NZ June 6, 2014

    Wonderful shot and so great in monochrome.

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    Carol Carson June 6, 2014

    This is a spectacular photo. I prefer to get around myself on my own bicycle, but if that weren’t possible, this provides jobs and I hope earns a fair wage for the wala.

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    Gattina June 5, 2014

    Nice photo ! I noticed that in some European countries Rikshas exist too !

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    Little Wandering Wren June 5, 2014

    Love this photo, brings back memories!

  15. Reply
    Birgit June 5, 2014

    Perfect photo!

  16. Reply
    HansHB June 5, 2014

    Beautiful post!

  17. Reply
    Adrienne June 5, 2014

    Thanks for this peek into another part of the world! And for linking up!

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    WordTrix June 5, 2014

    Great shot!

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    Achieving Clarity June 4, 2014

    Glad he can earn a living. Still, his face reveals that his is not an easy life. Beautiful.

  20. Reply
    Bailey June 4, 2014

    Amazing shot. Thanks for sharing.

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    Karen June 4, 2014

    It’s like stepping back in time! Well done.

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    Felicia June 4, 2014

    Well good they can still earn a living. great photo

  23. Reply
    Jessica Fiorillo June 4, 2014

    Amazing shot… Thanks for sharing!

  24. Reply
    Deepak (@magic_eye) June 4, 2014

    A classic!!

  25. Reply

    B&W photos has always gives more impact. This one is not an exception. Nice shot =)

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    Anita Davis June 4, 2014

    I do think Karen at Pixel Post had the perfect word for your wonderful photo. It is very captivating and the monochrome adds to the intrigue.
    Have a great week.

  27. Reply
    Karen, Pixel Posts June 4, 2014

    A captivating photo!

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    Magnus June 4, 2014

    Now thats a great shot, well done!

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