Hand pulled rickshaw, Kolkata
I took this pic in one of the very narrow bylanes of Kolkata. The hand pulled rickshaw still runs in some parts of Kolkata. The lanes in these areas are so narrow that it would have been congested with the auto rickshaws. These are pics from my trip to Kolkata last week. With the mercury hitting a high of 40 plus degrees Celsius, it was difficult to venture out to take pics. In the few occasions that I tried…… the camera malfunctioned because of the excessive heat plus I was actually melting in the sweltering heat. The rickshaws that I clicked were too fast to capture on my cell. This pic is of my aunt when she came to meet me. She had hired a rickshaw to take her to and fro. I took this opportunity to take some shots….. Also the rickshaw puller agreed to get photographed as he waited for my aunt.
The third pic I took with my cell. A Bengali babu travels in one of the rickshaws in the bylanes. It has the rickshaw puller in motion and running. They are too fast and in very less light it was difficult to take good shots.
I mono-chromed it to get the old world feel. Kolkata seems so much unchanged every time I visit that the constancy comes alive in the monochrome. The vibrant Bengali colors are of-course missing but the black and white gives the pic a different feel that I like.
Such interesting photos! I’m glad you were able to take them.
Sorry I’m so late visiting 😉
Great street shots.
wow, it really does look like a bygone era
Had only ever seen handpulled rickshaws in Japan before. They’re a real novelty there – and rides are expensive. The Kolkatta ones look much more everyday!
Wonderful and interesting series! Great job!
I love your snapshots of Kolkata…Last year while in Mumbai in April we hit the 44C mark and me and my camera stopped functioning.
Love the happy face of your aunt arriving!
I couldn’t imagine having to run through the streets in that heat!!!!
My jiffy shot is posted as well.
Have a great weekend.
This must be really hard work in the heat!
Great series in B&W!
Yup it is….. infact it has been banned in most parts. Allowed only in heritage areas of the city
Great b&w serie!
There are still hand pulled rickshaws in other parts of the world?
Yups….. there r in some parts of Kolkata as u can see.
I thought all hand pulled rickshaws were replaced by cycle rickshaws.. Tough life!