May 31, 2011

Welcome Me

And I . . .

Will Come.

On the backrest of the Rickshawallah’s seat, words will sometimes shed their original intent and instead take on a new identity inadvertently.

While what the words eventually say is very different from what they originally set out to mean, yet there’s little or nothing lost in translation, the passenger warming to the original intent and reveling in the eventual implementation.

Transfer it to daily interactions and we might actually have fewer misunderstandings to clarify, with words seen and appreciated for their original intent in poorly articulated sentiments.


Lucy said...

Oddly touching!

Riot Kitty said...

That's actually a really interesting twist.

Nona said...

The intent is good! Unlike some rickshaw drivers who will stop, hear the destination, think for a few seconds and then say "no". :)

karen said...

We have very similar situations in Africa, (no rickshaws though, or not where I am!) I really enjoyed this set of photos and your thoughtful words!

Anil P said...

Lucy: Thanks.

Riot Kitty: Thanks.

Nona: Many do say 'No' like you mentioned. Like with many things, intent will rarely translate to reality.

Comparatively, the situation in Bombay is better than Bangalore with respect to amenability of Rickshaw Drivers to passenger requests.

Karen: Thanks :-) You'd see more of these three-wheelers in Asia I suppose.

AS said...

thats nice...:)

sometimes i found meaningful lines written on three wheelers and trucks

Anonymous said...

and there are places where even if you are not welcome, they have to carry you.

Amrit said...

Nice Will come back :))) haha

Lynn said...

It seems very welcoming. :)

Anonymous said...

It is pretty simple from drivers point of view - It is his 'will'(Desire) that decides whether you can 'come' in or not! To give it a philosophical twist the driver decides your journey and destination!

-Anil Talikoti

Anil P said...

AS: Thank you. Many trucks, especially those from Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan, and to an extent Gujarat, do have wonderfully evocative lines written on the back.

Magan: Hope there'd be more of those kind, where from a sense of duty they'll not refuse a fare.

A Thanks.

Lynn: Some are. Some aren't even when they put up welcoming messages.

Anil T: Many times that is indeed true, where the Rickshaw driver's whim determines whether he will agree to take you to your destination.

Grannymar said...

I for one enjoy the journey along with you. Thank you for the welcome.

dr.antony said...

I was away for some time.

Interesting twist to the tale.But it truly means,yes,it will come eventually!

Anonymous said...

:) That is a nice way to look at it!

Anil P said...

Grannymar: Thank you. You're most welcome to come along.

Dr. Antony: Thank you.

Limenlemons: Thank you :-)