27 August 2005 - Calcutta Rickshaw. NIKON D70, 29 mm, f 6.3, 1/640 sec, ISO 400.
27 August 2005 - Calcutta Rickshaw

I am doing a series on one of Calcutta's most identifiable things - the hand-pulled Calcutta Rickshaw. Yeah, its sad that these rickshaws still ply in the city lanes. And thats the reason why the government decided to phase them out over a period of 3 months. But thats no easy decision to call either. There are 6000 such rickshaws and 18,000 pullers in the city (which would mean livelihood for about a 100,000 people)!

This pic was taken on the day when the decision to ban them was made public.