A rickshaw wallah pulls up to a rickshaw in the shade to rest

Rickshaw wallah sitting on seat
Rickshaw wallah during a break
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The rickshaw wallah parked his cycle rickshaw in the shade formed on the side of the road and took a break. The sun was still high in the sky and it was hot in Kolkata. Many of the people working on the streets were taking a break like this man. Most people here work at a leisurely pace. It is almost impossible to work diligently when it is this hot.

Rickshaw wallah is a person who paddles a rickshaw. In India, the word "wallah" seems to indicate a person who carries something. Thus, a taxi driver is a taxi wallah, a chai delivery person is a chai wallah, and a dabbawallah is a lunch box delivery person who carries a lunch box called a dabbah. Perhaps when Indians come to Japan, they must describe the person who delivers soba (buckwheat noodles) as a buckwheat wallah.

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PHOTO DATA

No

6662

Shooting Date

Jun 2011

Posted On

July 29, 2012

Modified On

March 8, 2022

Place

Kolkata, India

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

OLYMPUS PEN E-P2

Lens

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 14-42MM

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