Residential high-rises along highways through Bombay and its outlying suburbs are connected by approach roads that run parallel to the highways. Usually known as service roads, they are often home to garages busy servicing vehicles of all shapes and sizes, and ages.
There’s much business to be had along highways. It is common to find these garages attached to vehicle spare parts retailers, in many instances owned by them.
Once an authorized distributor for Shell, the ‘For Shell’ on the back now erased, this rickshaw carrier appropriately named Divine Treasury is making rounds of neighbourhood vehicle spare parts outlets and garages situated off a major highway, retailing portions of the Divine Treasury to buyers.
Didn’t someone once label oil as the Black Gold?
The divine hand played the world a favourable roll of dice several eons ago, so that we could power the wheel.
But mankind long stopped treating oil as Divine Treasury, to be used judiciously lest the treasury deplete and render the wheels useless.
Until then this rickshaw carrier will carry on with its rounds of neighbourhoods, dispensing Divine Treasury to outlets while filling their own, a treasury divined by oil.