Bars can provide the perfect opportunity to people watch. It’s a fascination many of us have – plunging us into a wholly different continent and culture would only add to that. What I would come to see, however, was pretty horrifying.
Millions of three wheeled, black and yellow, jacked-up mopeds buzz around Indians cities every day. Their two- stroke engines and distinctive colour schemes can provide solace to a stricken tourist but what are these strange vehicles that have become such an icon of many Eastern countries?
The dark concrete structures that litter the Mumbai to Pune highway catch the eye every five minutes, their imposing shadows breaking a desolate landscape. I wanted to explore why and what these mysterious shapes are that caught my eye in the opening hours of our India trip.