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Saturday, July 29, 2006


Rikshaaa! A Film On Three Wheels -- Gaurav Mishra

what a pleasure to read about auto rickshaws...the heading is a misnomer perhaps...tons of links...a must read for anyone who has ever ridden an auto rickshaw anywhere...

my favourite rickshaw anecdote goes back to early moin akhtar days:

An american tourist engaged a rickshaw from empress market, karachi to get back to metropole hotel. The kamikaze driver squeezed his rickshaw through cars, trucks, pedestrians, camel and donkey carts, and traffic signals at breakneck speed and just nearing the metropole hotel hit a road side tree and flipped over. The tourist extracted himself out of the overturned rickshaw. As he was climbing out of the rickshaw he saw the sign atop the building hotel metropole. Dusting himself off he took out his wallet to pay off and asked the rickshaw driver, 'how do you stop this contraption when there is no tree around?'


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