Amdavaad no Rickshawala- Auto Rickshaw Driver of Ahmedabad

Ahmdavaad no Rickshawaaalo

(If you have much, give of your wealth; If you have little, give of your heart.) Kahlil Gibran

Dear Young Minds,

Majaa Maa (cho)? (Means "All well?" in Gujarati)..Soo khabar?? "What news?" "Kai natthi" means "Nothing"


Catch a rickshaw on the streets of Ahmedabad, and you might be lucky enough to experience an extra-terrestrial feeling that is if you encounter the smiling face of Udaybhai. Enter his vehicle and you are invited to browse an array of books and newspapers. An mp3 player offers a selection of songs, and if you’re hungry, you can help yourself to some tasty snacks. On top of all this, your trip has already been paid for by grateful travelers who came before. The gift-economy rickshaw driver explains, "I have no complaints. Whatever I earn at the end of the day, I use it to run my household. But I will continue to treat my guests with respect and make them feel at home."

Strange but true! Just visit:

Read and Learn more about Udaybhai’s rickshaw and other experiments in radical generosity about the Gift-Economy-Rickshaw, view the slides, read about it in the Press reports…Ahmedabad Mirror, TOI, Mumbai Mirror et al. by visiting the web site "Moved by Love."…Experiments in Radical Generosity.

Udhaybhai Jadav believes in the saying, ‘atithi devo bhava’ .BTW those of you Hindi movie buffs may watch the movie of the same name with family in which Gujubhai Paresh Rawal plays the main role with Ajay Devgon..(Attached photo 1)

The inside of Udaibhai’s auto has traditional Kalamkari prints all over (Attached photo 2)

Aaao jo (means bye in Gujarati)

“Without the freedom to criticize, there is no true praise"
. -Pierre Beaumarchais, playwright (1732-1799)



2 of 2 Photo(s)




) hari krishnamurthy K. HARIHARAN)"