Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Super Lemonade - The Unusual Pillion

For most people, the sole purpose of riding a two wheeler is to get from point A to point B, for some it is a passion, and for few, their innovative approach turns it into means of earning a livelihood.
I spotted this 'SUPER LEMONADE' vendor at a very popular tourist spot - Asia's Largest Table Land in Panchagani, near Mahabaleshwar.

The whole setup looked intriguing to me and out of curiosity I struck up conversation with the vendor. He was delighted to know that his scooter had attracted the attention and readily parted with the information as to how he came up with this idea. He said, It is near impossible to push up the hand cart (generally used for this purpose in other parts) to the table land situated at higher altitude. After much thinking and debating with his friend who happens to be a skilled fabricator, they came up with this idea. It took good imagination and skill to put this machine on the place of pillion seat on the scooter. The sturdy wooden platform carries Ice Shaving machine, water bucket, Ice box and other stuff.

This was the sole lemonade vendor at the spot and he was making brisk business. His unique and innovative idea had payed off!

There are many innovative ideas floating around, such ideas pay off only when put to practice. But making your ideas work for you needs more than just thinking. Recently I stumbled upon this site etpowerofideas. The site showcases a collection of many such simple but unique ideas put to practice.

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