A Virtual Rickshaw Ride

Posted on August 24, 2006
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Adil Najam

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

Pehlvangoth to Dastageer

8 responses to “A Virtual Rickshaw Ride”

  1. […] I recieved a couple of emails with this picture today, and then saw it poste by Vaqas on Metroblog Lahore (see earlier picture here). A great picture by Awais Lodhi. We at ATP have a long-standing fascination with rickshaws (here, here, here, here an here). But, this, of course, is about political commentary, not just about rickshaws. […]

  2. Shivam says:

    Such fun. Autos, as we call them in Delhi, have improved a lot, but these Karachi sorts may still be found in parts of India, including my hometown, Lucknow. When are you coming to India, Adil bhai?

  3. shbn says:

    I think two of them were jammed in the front with the driver… :D

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