We at ATP are especially fond of rickshaws. The classic piece is Owais Mughal’s in-depth treatise on the art and science of the motor (auto-) rickshaw (here). But we have also shared with you the rickshaw driver’s 5-point manifesto for Karachi (here) and information about the newest ‘happenin’ thing in three-wheeler technology: the Qingqi (here).
It is, of course, clear to us that despite all our romantic fascination with the three-wheeler, the ‘memory’ of the rickshaw is infinitely more comforting than an actual ride on one. We present, therefore, this virtual ride on a Karachi Rickshaw – from Pehlvangoth to Dastageer.
It takes just 20 seconds, but if you rewind and review enough times it will make you feel like you are actually sitting on a Karachi rickshaw; but without the attendant pain in the spinal area. For most realistic effect, turn teh volume up loud. Enjoy!
Click on arrow at center, or view it directly here