Bangladesh Rickshaw Puller

Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, is home to over 12 million people. I stayed in the huge city of Dhaka, with a friend and his family, for two weeks in early December, 2009. Apart from the different food and the crowded streets, what struck me most is the preferred mode of transport - the rickshaw. During my time in the city, I realized that this three-wheeled, human-powered, and heavily-decorated vehicle is really the only way to travel through most of Dhaka's dusty alleys and narrow roads...if you don't want to walk. For a more personal perspective, I approached a rickshaw "puller" and asked him about his job. -- Thanks to my friend Riasat Ullah for filming and providing fantastic translations from English to Bengali for the questions and from Bengali to English for the responses --