Kolkata's Pulled Rickshaw:-
A pulled rickshaw (or ricksha) is a mode of human-powered transport by which a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons.
In recent times the use of human-powered rickshaws has been discouraged or outlawed in many countries due to concern for the welfare of rickshaw workers. Pulled rickshaws have been replaced mainly by cycle rickshaw and auto rickshaws. At the turn of the century it was introduced in Kolkata (Calcutta), India and in 1914 was a conveyance for hire.
I took this photo at Sovabazar(a place i n Kolkata).
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kato (11630) 2013-06-11 8:44
You're capturing well this scene by a good composition and excellent B/W tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the pulled rickshaw with two big wheels in the city. It's good contrast with car at left side. And, it's interesting in old buildings at right side, too. In modern society, pulled rickshaw pulled cart looks sure to the factor of traffic congestion, and severe labor. On the other hand, it is clear that it is also the food of their life.