There was an interesting piece in last week's Economist on rickshaw-pullers. Apparently they're being outlawed in Kolkata, India, the last rickshaw holdout in the world.
The Communist government of West Bengal has long wanted to outlaw rickshaws, of the original man-pulled variety, that now exist only in Kolkata. Last December it did so, on the grounds that man-powered transport was inhuman. But what else are the thousands of rickshaw-wallahs, in one of the world's poorest cities, to do? Beg, is the best... READ ON