the bombay transportation aesthetic


The B.E.S.T thing about Bombay is that you don't need to own a car to get around. At any time of the day, albeit with uncertified safety, the city offers its commuters a selection of taxis, prepaid cabs, auto rickshaws, and local trains (even a metro rail soon), and I love that! 

Ever since I was old enough to sit in my first taxi, I fell in love with the way drivers decorate their vehicles in all kinds of delicious fabrics, stickers, lights, flowers, lettering, TARPOLINE CURTAIN TIES (!!!!) and sometimes for the ultimate sensory overload- incense! I even fell in love with the ones I personally found kinda gaudy or "not-to-my-aesthetic" but I secretly found kinda amazing. Honestly, why don't we all do this to our cars?! What's so exciting about champagne a.k.a beige leather anyway?! 

Commuting to work has really started to rack up the number of ladies' train compartments, taxis, and autos I sit in everyday and I have started documenting my favourite ones! I hope to keep adding to my collection every week, right here: