A list of things in India which are disappearing:
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#121
| Senior Member
We should have a separate thread for showcasing our luggage! I'm sure there are some relics out there.
#122
| Humble Genius
Suspect my wicker basket would win - it's retired as it's not lockable and the cat escaped anyways. The fan I stopped carrying as most places have their own now. The briefcase has seen some air travel and gets funny looks at airport, probably because I don't have bell bottoms to match...:dontgetit

#123
| Loud Noisy Bird

A list of things in India which are disappearing:

Travelling with Own Fan!

That's a new one to me, so must be a disappearance
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Life gets aadhar every day.
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#124
| Chingona y Curandera
Cycle rickshaws


A friend is currently in Kolkata. She's posted pics of them so they're still around.

Bullock carts. ....Perhaps there are more rural ones.


I get stuck behind slow moving bullock carts on rural roads every trip, more than once. I doubt they're going away.
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"When you are truly genuine there will invariably be people who do not accept you. And in that case, you must be your own badass self, without apology." -- Katie Goodman
#125
| Chingona y Curandera

Originally posted by: vaibhav_arora View Post

....The fan I stopped carrying....



I always have an old fashioned hand fan with me. I don't mean like a battery powered one with little blades. I mean the type that opens up and you wave. Served me well when I walked around Hampi. :D
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#126
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Cycle rickshaws
Cycle rickshaws? They are in use all over India.

In Kolkata, hand-pulled rickshaws are being eliminated slowly by not allowing new entrants and waiting for existing licensees to die. But cycle rickshaws are somewhat more humane, and they exist in small towns and suburbs although not in central cities.
#127
| Chingona y Curandera
have also seen some in Pondicherry.
My India Photos, 2005-2017
"When you are truly genuine there will invariably be people who do not accept you. And in that case, you must be your own badass self, without apology." -- Katie Goodman
#128
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: RPG View Post

Cycle rickshaws? They are in use all over India.
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But cycle rickshaws are somewhat more humane, and they exist in small towns and suburbs although not in central cities.


You'll see lots of cycle rickshaws at suburban metro stations in Delhi.
#129
| Maha Guru Member
Polio
#130
| Maha Guru Member
Hold your breath, its out there in the next country with little chance of getting that under control..

Travelling with Own Fan!

That's a new one to me, so must be a disappearance


Relocated from a village, wasn't going to leave my 75 Rupee battered fan behind. I know what heat is like. Middle of the trip the bus catches fire and I return to get it, The conductor gives me such a chewing out with every swear word in Marathi known. He shoves me out of the bus. Some people find Maharashtrians rude or abrupt. I like that directness, just like North Texas. Did get my fan though:).

Maybe I need to bring a chicken next time. That is definitely North Texan too..
#131
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: edwardseco View Post

Hold your breath, its out there in the next country with little chance of getting that under control..



Relocated from a village, wasn't going to leave my 75 Rupee battered fan behind. I know what heat is like. Middle of the trip the bus catches fire and I return to get it, The conductor gives me such a chewing out with every swear word in Marathi known. He shoves me out of the bus. Some people find Maharashtrians rude or abrupt. I like that directness, just like North Texas. Did get my fan though:).

Maybe I need to bring a chicken next time. That is definitely North Texan too..


Bus driver and conductor trying to catch an escaped chicken:



This is from the road-movie Bombay to Goa (1972) - so very much in Maharashtra.

In Bihar women (used to) travel with fans made out of a single palm leaf (ताड़ का पऺखा). I couldn't find an image on the net and because of these new rules I can't search in Devanagari on google.co.in anymore.
#132
| Love for the rain, again ..
Fan made out of a single palm leaf





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#133
| Humble Genius

Originally posted by: Nick-H View Post

Travelling with Own Fan!

That's a new one to me, so must be a disappearance


This just proves that innocence is not entirely lost ;)
#134
| Loud Noisy Bird

A list of things in India which are disappearing:

Haha!
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Life gets aadhar every day.
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#135
| Maha Guru Member

Originally posted by: arupratan ghosh View Post

Fan made out of a single palm leaf



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Ta muchly! That's exactly what I was looking for.