If modes of transport bear nuggets of social information, then this image should say something about India. Modern urban spaces, like the Ahmedabad of this picture, are not conducive to the juxtaposition of such anomalous creatures as motorbikes and horses. That they coexist nevertheless is a sign of the enduring oddities of a country in a cusp, where spatial and temporal overlaps are perhaps only too commonplace. But that’s Indian urban humour for you: Three men on a motorbike, to say nothing of the horses.
Photo : Amit Dave/Reuters