Monday, March 15, 2010

The Chakda

In Gujarat, the Chakda is a Royal Enfield with diesel engine, some sort of shaft drive, and no, it is not a cargo truck, it is a... passenger vehicle!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jorge,

    Nice photos for a subjects that gets to little attention on the web, the Jugaad & Chakda (or Meen Body Vandi, as called in Tamil Nadu).

    I too was fascinated by the local ingenuity of villagers across India, the improvisation creativity, the economical & sustainable reuse of salvaged parts.

    I put my impressions in photos and a short story on




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