2013India sketch Journal Page 11 by Meera Rao
One of the most interesting things to observe while on the road is how and what things get transported ! People use all modes -carrying by hand, loads on head, on motorcycle, bicycles, bullock carts, 'lorries', trucks, auto rickshaws and anything else with wheels ! They get very creative as to how something/anything is transported from one point to another. Here is one from last year's sketch book. And another
2013 India sketch journal June 27 by Meera Rao
I never cease to be amazed as to what I see transported in auto rickshaws and the clever ways it gets loaded and carried. I caught this one carrying a ladder slipped and resting on the handle of the side view mirror on one end and being held by the passenger on the other end.
2013 India sketch journal June 28 by Meera Rao
Motorcycles and scooters are affordable for most people and those vehicles get a good workout. Most common are where whole families- father, mother, two kids can be seen traveling happily :) - one kid in front of father the driver and the other on mother's lap both riding sideways -not mounted on the seat ! I chuckle when I see someone carrying a huge desk top computer or old version TV. This guy was carrying two enormous gunny sacks full of cauliflower balanced precariously.
I am way behind in posting and don't see myself catching up anytime soon. I somehow manage to sketch something everyday. They are never perfect and am learning to accept whatever I sketch. But I relish the fact that I am sketching and practicing each day despite the hectic schedule here in India.