I recently got back from a trip to Kolkata in India. I will feature some snaps from this trip and will start off with this trio of Ambassador taxis. Manufactured by the Hindustan Motors, this bowler hat shaped car is ubiquitous on the expressways, streets and unpaved ruts all over the country. Looks have not evolved much over the decades but simple, rugged construction and reliable service made it a firm favourite. How wildly popular this car used to be can be judged by the saying that any mechanic in the country is familiar with its engine layout and mechanisms like the back of his hand and any garage you go to is bound to have its spare parts. Lately with the economic liberalization of India, auto makers from other parts of the world have set up operations and HM finds itself hugely challenged.
PS: This image is unsaturated, save the yellows, to draw attention to the cars.
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