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Ambassador Taxis

I wish that I could take credit for this photo composition but thanks to Manjit who “set up” this shot ... told me to wait for the taxi to come by and shot low down. His same photo was better than mine! Kind of shows the “old” and “new” ... “old” being the bicycle with the milk cans and “new” being Kolkata famous iconic yellow Ambassador taxi. Having said that, thanks to the advent of modern service-providers like Ola and Uber, Kolkata (City of Joy) is sadly seeing the gradual disappearance of their Ambassador taxi.

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Will the Ambassador taxi still be around? I’ll let you decide.

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/yellow-ambassador-taxis-are-failing-survive-changing-times-one-kolkatas-famous-identities-path-719988

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-india-autos-ambassador/production-of-indias-ambassador-cars-grinds-to-a-halt-idUSKBN0E50DK20140525

http://www.livemint.com/Companies/d5s7v1udp732X6ldIoqWON/No-curbs-on-Ambassadors-cabs-in-West-Bengal.html

Being so early on a Monday morning, the normally busy street was strangely quiet at 8am. Kolkata like many Indian cities wakes up late to what I am used to.

Off to school

Off to school

Kolkata is one of the last bastion of the hand pulled rickshaw. Some of the rickshaw pullers steadiest customers are middle-class families who will have a contract with a puller to take a child to and from school.

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Posted by bruceontour 16:14 Archived in India Tagged taxi rickshaw ambassador_taxi hand_pulled_rickshaw Comments (0)

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