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#121 Aug 5th, 2018, 22:21
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We should have a separate thread for showcasing our luggage! I'm sure there are some relics out there.
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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...

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

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

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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..
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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.
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Fan made out of a single palm leaf



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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
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Haha!
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Fan made out of a single palm leaf



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