Rickshaw walas taking a snooze


Any trip of mine to Kolkata doesn’t seem complete without a few pictures from the street and particularly the rickshaw walas from the street. The old world charm…… (I am not going to try to justify the right or wrong aspect of the human angle to hand pulled rickshaws because it is the only source of income to many Indians) is unlike any other city in any other part of the world. I took the above pictures on my trip to Kolkata last week….. as the rickshaw walas took some time off between trips to catch up on their power naps. The monochrome effect seemed to bring life to an otherwise lazy picture also lending it the old world charm.

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    Laura Hegfield December 29, 2014

    What a wonderful slice of life photo in black and white. Happy New Year Ranu:-)

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    lina@my home sweet home December 27, 2014

    The job is hard. Great shot. We have becak here.

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    mumbaiiteanu December 27, 2014

    Superb light! Its an amazing shot in black and white.

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    Christian December 27, 2014

    Interesting photo, looks like other times.

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    B&W Blog HansHB December 27, 2014

    Splendid photowork!

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    Taken For Granted December 27, 2014

    Timeless photo, perfect for b&w. Well done.

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    Sanjay December 27, 2014

    wonderful photography by you, you have presented the daily life of rickshaw walas of city of joys in a different way.

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    Dragonstar December 26, 2014

    Excellent photo. They must really need their rest.

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