…….. where no man has gone before !!!

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20141215_131818I have to confess I may be a little obsessed about the hand pulled rickshaws. In each of my trip to Kolkata the thing that stands out amidst a lot of differences between Kolkata and the city that I was born and raised and to any other city in the world that I have ever visited is the hand pulled rickshaws. In every narrow lane in parts of Kolkata where no other form of transport can reach, because of the narrow lanes albeit the place where the rich and elite of Kolkata thrive, there are these rickshaw walas to ferry you. Again I won’t debate the right or wrong of the humanity aspect of the trade but the fact remains that it is the only source of livelihood of many people of India. Personally I haven’t and wouldn’t sit on any one but it being a convenient mode of travel is very popular to travel in these very narrow lanes. I am reminded of the popular quote from the series Star Trek:

“……… to explore strange new worlds…….. to boldly go where no one has gone before”

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3 Comments

  1. Reply
    LonettA January 3, 2015

    Wonderful photos in B&W!

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    Dragonstar January 3, 2015

    He is obviously skillful. I love his happy and proud expression in your second photo.

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    B&W Blog HansHB January 3, 2015

    Great b&w composition!
    New Year to you!

    My b&w post: https://hanshb.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/willow-tit-poecile-montanus/#comments

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