- Posted May 9, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Travel photo of the day
Two days with Rikshawala
On a travel assignment, we went to Thekkady. We parked our car in the resort itself and decided to move as a localite to fullfill our objectives. I hired an auto riksha and requested rikshawala "Jayan" for his assistance. He agreed to do his best and he did.
On first day I paid him double the charge though he was not demanded and on the last night of our stay, me and my assistant attended a cultural program. While coming back by walk, we met Jayan, in his regular pick point which was near the entrance of the resort we stayed in.
By seeing camera in my hands, he asked to take his photo along with rikshaw. I took a snap, he asked "Does my auto rikshaw's vehicle registration number is clearly visible in the photo ?"
His innocence made me to smile at once. That was the last night of our stay, we hired him for a last time for a last round.
The next morning, while we were about to leave, I saw him standing in his pick point and noticed tears in his eyes.