India: Kalkutta Taxi

Kalkuta taxis are an inalienable part of the city’s look and culture. Yellow 1960s designed cars are ubiquitous in and around the town. The vehicle is Hindustan Motors Ambassador manufactured right here in Kalcutta since 1956 with almost no design changes except for minor cosmetic additions. It’s a rough and uncomfortable ride to say the least, as the vehicle is crammed and not air-conditioned, but it’s loads of fun! And the 1998 song “Calcutta (Taxi Taxi Taxi)” just got stuck permanently in my head.