Megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his daughter Shweta Bachchan-Nanda took an auto-rickshaw ride to go for work. "I travel today for the work in the greatly in demand and preferred mode of travel, the auto, the auto rickshaw... The auto, the rick -- call it what you may," Big B wrote on his blog.
"How on earth did this word rickshaw develop in India or where the British may have invented it in their Colonial occupation, but the facts are pretty close there is debate on its origin and Japan, UK, USA seem to be the forerunners of this invention
"Mr GoolgeLoyd the master of all information claims it to have been invented from the Japanese word -- jinrikisha," he added.
Amitabh also shared a few photographs of himself and his daughter in the auto-rickshaw. In one image, he is seen sitting next to his daughter, who is seen wearing a yellow salwaar kameez.
In another photograph, he is seen holding a walking stick and speaking to the driver.
"And the ever smiling driver cum owner, Shareek, is asked by me what he earns in a day Rs 1500 - 1800, he smilingly informs, when used for shoots a lot more at times Rs 5000," he wrote.
The 75-year-old actor also said that he feels helpless.
"I admire this India. I admire this world. I feel helpless and withdrawn. I am in gifted birth. I am in blessed existence not all are. So give, give to redeem to needed. Just give and not ask where whom when and why. Just," he added.
Here is what Amitabh wrote on his blog:
The promises that we make live after them in the morning .. hehaha .. a good take off na ! from ..’the evil that men do lives after them’ .. hahahee
So here be I in the promise of the yesterday night morn, to be in better light and frame, from the sleep induced shoot fatigued, aged body of the self .. good morning and have a wondrous day dear ones ..
The construct of the digital world invents a mode and an offering each breath of our lives, and makes it a complicated mess . But there is a method in its invention, a desire to ease the mind ; to bring to the fore a method to find alternatives that possess a shorter graph of operation .. what took years now in months .. months to days .. days to hours .. hours to seconds .. seconds to nano seconds !!
We are moving towards a no holds barred, speed non restriction hemisphere of automated existence .. a being that shall eventually be driven only by automation and a non self control ..
The change looms large each day ; for you and me in the computerised exigencies, for many other enlightened minds in modes greatly more superior. But for the common it looms large in a grave practicality ..
I travel today for the work in the greatly in demand and preferred mode of travel, the AUTO .. the autoriksha .. the auto, the rick .. call it what you may .. how on earth did this word ricksha develop .. in India or where .. the Brits may have invented it in their Colonial occupation .. but the facts are pretty close .. there is debate on its origin and Japan, UK, USA seem to be the forerunners of this invention ..
HOWEVER .. Mr GoolgeLoyd the master of all information claims it to have been invented from the Japanese word .. jinrikisha, meaning human powered vehicle invented in Japan by a European missionary to carry around his invalid wife.
So there .. on and in the jinrikisha with the daughter:
.. and the ever smiling driver cum owner, Shareek, is asked by me what he earns in a day .. 1500 - 1800 rupees he smilingly informs .. when used for shoots a lot more .. at times 5000 rupees ..
I ask him how is business .. he hesitates .. some days are good some not so good .. why ? .. depends on the travel preferences of the public .. how doe he see the future ? .. err , sad and not good .. why ? .. errr, sir ..these Metro rails that are being dug up and laid in the city, will kill our business .. everyone will be using the Metro none the Auto .. !! … hmmm .. so what will he do .. find another work I suggest .. yes, he smiles .. smiles .. the spirit of the common is the strength of any nation .. we worry and lament the speed of the computer not opening an App, or window in 4G, 5G or what ever .. but the common smiles in the face of competition, and job usurped conditions .. I love him and his spirit ..
I admire this INDIA .. I admire this WORLD .. I feel helpless and withdrawn .. I am in gifted birth .. I am in blessed existence .. not all are .. so give .. give to redeem .. to needed .. just give and not ask where whom when and why .. just ..
(With IANS inputs)