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Travelling to unknown places makes you feel alive. Experiencing new things in a new environment makes your heart pumping.
“I have nothing to lose.” This was what I thought to myself before clicking on the button that subsequently led me on a solo trip to Delhi and North India in July 2018. 2018 started off slow.
MEXICO — The monsoon rains had been slow in coming. The heat built and there were clouds in the white-hot sky but the rains did not come. People died in their houses and in the streets.
MUMBAI--India cannot be forced. India will not adapt to you. I am still learning the pattern and subtexts of interactions and could continue to learn them for several lifetimes to come.
MUMBAI--The smell hits you first. From the first moment India surrounds you, absorbs you into its atmosphere, its rush and flow. You have spent hour upon hour in the grey, nowhere interzone of the jet-plane.
Director and travel junkie Shikha Makan is today's interviewee and what an interesting character she is. After Kodak closed its doors in India, a friend handed her hundreds (yes, hundreds), of rolls of expired Kodak Ektachrome.