Sunday, November 06, 2011

Vehicles of Rural West Bengal

Once out of the expansive metropolis of Kolkata, the pace relaxed.   Multi–story  buildings  and showrooms gave way  to simple  huts and shacks.  The center of activity for men of the village,  such tiny shops were gathering places to purchase goods, drink sweet chai, gossip, and play a few rounds of cards.   The iconic yellow taxis of Kolkata  were replaced by  flat bed trailers pulled by motorcycle–sized vehicles.   Others chose to  traverse the narrow roads  by hanging on to the back of trucks,  crowding into battered buses,  and the occasional modified auto rickshaw.

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