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Kolkata Wheels


“Kolkata Wheels” captures the enduring presence of rickshaws in the sparkling streets of Bow Barracks, preserving the city’s rich heritage.

Kolkata Wheels  show cases the morning scenes of Bow Barracks, a pretty village in Kolkata, where the enduring presence of rickshaws weaves through the fabric of daily life. In the busy streets and peaceful lanes, the photographs capture the timeless charm of Kolkata’s village life, where the humble rickshaw remains an integral part of the city’s cultural landscape. The wheels of Kolkata’s streets represent the harmony between tradition and modernity in each image, spinning tales of heritage and strength.

morning view

Pedals and Peddlers  Streets of Bow Barracks slowly coming alive.

The Bow Barracks image reflects a peaceful morning scene where cycles, pedestrians, and parked rickshaws share the space. The day starts calmly, without the usual hustle and bustle of crowded streets. It portrays the quiet yet lively essence of Bow Barracks street life as it gradually awakens to the day ahead.

Kolkata paths

Daily Path  Daily journey begins quietly.

On the other streets of Bow Barracks, a milkman pedals his cycle. A father and son on their way to school and curious street dogs observe the morning scene. Closed shops leads to a crossroads where a rickshaw stands frozen, capturing the essence of morning life.

morning street

Rickshaw Ride  A rickshaw Journey in Bow Barracks.

In the third image, an old rickshaw puller ferries a mother and her two sons in the morning traffic. With the background of historic buildings framing the scene. The central metro area of Kolkata comes to life as the rickshaw navigates through the vibrant streets.

Kolkata rikshaw

Urban Tradition  Daily journeys in urban chaos.

The streets of Bow Barracks hum with the routine of daily life, where old traditions intertwine with modern conveniences. Among the diverse modes of transportation, a rickshaw, is laboriously pulled by a local. He carries a mother and her daughter, embodying the enduring essence of Kolkata’s streets.

In the heart of Bow Barracks, the “Kolkata Wheels” continue to turn, preserving the timeless charm of the city’s streets. The enduring presence of rickshaws symbolizes the strength and heritage deeply rooted in Kolkata’s cultural landscape. Kolkata Wheels whisper tales of tradition and resilience of the busy streets.

 Copyrights: All the photos and text in this post are the copyright of Aparna R and Creative Hut Institute of Photography. Their reproduction, full or part, is forbidden without the explicit approval of the rightful owners. 

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