It is always interesting to observe people and if you can capture the same on camera, then it will put a smile on your face when you go through the results later.
Had been to Kolkata (Calcutta) recently and was there for four days. Right from the chai wala on the street who offered us tea in the mud pot, to the shop keeper who caught up on his forty winks, it was fun capturing all that happened around me.
The rickshaw puller weaving through the busy traffic is a common sight in Kolkata.
I hope to make a video on the same, but the best I liked was the taxi service in Calcutta. Almost all taxis are of the Ambassador make. You may have your doubts about it being road worthy but they perform well, stop at your beck, and will take you to your destination. No hazzles about the charge, they go exactly by the meter and will tender the exact change.
I liked the way the Taxis were maintained. If the factory fitted bonnet locks are not working, they have their own cost effective way of designing a lock.
Their driving is neat and move about on the road with ease (managing not to scrape the vehicle with the other vehicles)
The vehicles get washed daily morning. There is no dearth of water supply.
There are regular ‘washer boys’ who do it for a nominal fee.
(to be continued. . . . . . .)