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The Sleeping Machine

This rickshaw 'wala' or rickshaw puller was asleep on his rickshaw around 3:30 pm.

A rickshaw is one of the most popular modes of transport available in India. The people who pull them slog really hard and I mean literally SLOG. This is how they earn their living. Using pure strength to displace people and then squabbling for five bucks. I'm talking 5 rupees not $$. 5 rupees are probably worth 10 cents.


I took this when I was on a rickshaw myself. Sometimes I feel bad when I myself pay them less than they deserve. But hey, don't judge me. I'm a college student, struggling to make ends meet. And besides its not my money, its my parents' money. If it would have been my money, then I would have payed them extra and asked them to keep the change.

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Taken on January 17, 2009