The Jaipur Literature Festival ( JLF) is a wonderful combination of Art ,Culture and Literature.
Held annually in January at the historical Diggi Palace it is a fantastic meeting point of Literary minds from across the World.
Jaipur is undergoing a change and this was evident from the Pop Art AutoRisckshaws or Tuk Tuks on display at the entrance to the JLF.
Reflecting the Fauna ,Flora and daily life of the colourful state of Rajasthan, the Autos are shedding their mundane Black and Yellow robes they have donned for decades.
Do notice the Policemen in their Khakhi Uniforms inside the Tuk Tuks.
A front view labels these “Artistic Autos” as works of CARTISTS.
For readers who cannot read the Devnagiri Script in Red on Top I translate, it reads “The Car of S.V.P.S” . SVPS is the acronym for the name of the owner or the driver.
In most parts of India the shortened “Auto” means an AutoRickshaw or Tuk Tuk.
The phrase Tuk Tuk is not commonly used in India to refer to the AutoRickshaws.
In evolving Jaipur ( also called Pink City), do see the background in the picture below , the walls are Pink, there is now an Online service called “JUGNU “to book these Artistic Autos.
So next time you are in Jaipur, download the “App” and book your “Jugnu”. Jugnu incidentally is the Hindi name for a Firefly.
I hope you enjoyed the Artistic Tuk Tuk as much as I did in observing them across the Pink City.