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Saturday, January 07, 2006

Blast from the Past

Shillong City Bus
Shillong City Bus
Shillong City Bus
Chassis and engine from a Tata or Ashok Leyland truck (some vintage ones with Mercedes and Bedford engines still exist), body locally made of wood and tin. Their popularity declining but classic Shillong city buses still continue doing what they are the best at - ferrying passengers at the slowest possible pace.

10 Comments:

dwaipayan said...

i'm not gonna say anything bout this post.in spite of this bus wala post, shouldn't u write one about the new member in ur family?c'mon. post it. he has promoted u to the post of uncle.

Soumyadip said...

Dwaipayan The little bundle of joy demands a comprehensive post. Such itsy-bitsy postings will not do him justice.

Abaniko said...

The bus still looks new, huh? It's a classic beauty.

Atul Sabnis said...

the second one is a collectible!!!

Mirage said...

Nice...its pretty amazing that some things dont change!

When I went to Mumbai for the first time, I was pretty excited to see those double deckered buses...they look so cool, dont they?!

Rita said...

I think the bus does justice to the easy going pace of a hill station. :D

Accidental Fame Junkie said...

The bus reminds me of the toy trains in Darjeeling recently seen in Parineeta and earlier seen in Aradhana and other movies.

Why is it not saved as a national treasure?

pallavi said...

ahh nostalgia again !! :)

evie said...

hey u.pretty brilliant way of capturing the buses of shillong that way.. am a shillongite n i must say.... THANK GOD U DIDN'T CAPTURE THOSE OTHER FILTHY LOOKING BUSES... actually thank u.but i must ask... wen wer u in shillong?

aquamarine said...

Hi Sowmya,

Uncle huh!! Congratulations:))

Everything about Shillong seems like a fairytale.