Auto Strike means Traffic-Free Roads in Mumbai

The rickshaw drivers in Mumbai stayed off the streets yesterday. It wasn’t the first time they’d done that, and nor would it be the last. Strikes you see are a powerful bargaining tool and something that the politically inclined have used to varying degrees of success long before the country became independent. Yesterday’s strike was…

The Good Folks #01: Kisanrao Ingale, Rickshaw Driver, Mumbai

Everyday folks, people who go about their daily lives like the others around them. Only, in an increasingly greedy world, these lovely folks help keep the humanity alive. Meet Kisanrao Ingale, a resident of Chandavarkar Road, Borivli West. He’s been driving an auto-rickshaw for over 36 years. I met him the other day when looking…

Press Kits & Human Greed at Auto Expo 2016

Prologue: “Press Kits” Commonly described as a pre-packaged set of promotional materials. Usually found being distributed at business events, these form a vital cog in the information dissemination chain. The material contained within such kits tends to include: the official press release from the company, quotes from the top rung of the management & so…