Photo a week Challenge – Public Transportation

A few years ago we had the opportunity of going to Lothal, the ancient site of the Indus Valley civilization. We had fun going in this very colourful means of public transportation in that part of the state of Gujarat. This vehicle called JHAKDA  is a combination of the motor bike and open jeep. About fifteen people can sit in it at a time. It was a wonderful experience.



By Lakshmi Bhat

I am a person who believes there is not enough darkness in the world to extinguish the light of a small candle. We live in a small place in South India. I love reading, blogging, stitching, traveling, photography, listening to people and many other things which make life so very nice and interesting. Blogging is a fun experience, it has brought me into contact with people in different parts of the world and it is good to read about their everyday life. In spite of the differences there is a sameness which is fascinating. I have learnt and am learning something everyday. I have learnt to write haikus. I enjoy combining the thought and the number of syllables. I have always read books and I was happy to write short fiction. I had thought I would not be able to do so. Stream of Consciousness and photo challenges are fun too. Yes, there is so much in life that is sad and that hurts us. Many a time I wonder why life is so unfair to so many. We all have problems in life but the problems of many seems unbearable. This makes me feel so helpless. It is not possible to help everyone but we can do our bit, we can do something to help some in whatever way we can. Due to the pandemic I could not go to the Home for the mentally challenged for two years. I had been going there since 2011. I have started going again. I was happy that some members remembered me :) All of them are an important part of my life. There have been many challenges in life and we have faced them with a positive approach. Our grandson and granddaughter have made our lives richer.


    1. Yes Peggy, it was wonderful. My husband and I love to see places but not in arranged tour. We go by ourselves and like to travel in the local buses and other means of transport. It is fun because we come into contact with the local people and it is nice talking to them. In Northern part of our country, Hindi is the most frequently used language. Both of us know Hindi well so we find it very easy to talk to people and go about by ourselves. In South India there is more of English than Hindi. There are so many different languages in our country, but Hindi and English are usually understood by most people. Our mother tongue is Kannada:) Regards, Lakshmi

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      1. I can imagine it really adds to the travel experience travelling independently rather than with a tour group. I was really interested to learn what you were saying about the different languages and where they are spoken in India. India is such a large country compared to the UK. We also enjoy talking to people when we are away … and quite often when we are out walking in our own area and meet visitors from elsewhere too! 🙂


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