The Bengali term for carrier is bahak.  No load seems too heavy or too large to be manhandled through the narrow, crowded streets of Kolkata. Whether their burdens are carried on their heads, or on a yoke over their shoulders, on two- or three-wheelers or on a hand-drawn rickshaw, all manner of goods and essentials—furniture, building materials, groceries, books and coal—are all humped, hauled or carted as they are shifted from one place to another in ways that are at times quite r