Day 40: On travel & Maistre’s ‘A Journey Round My Room’

03/05/2020 Day 40 Travelers are strange people in a way, speaking of those who take upon themselves as their life’s mission to visit places not known to them, sounds and ways unheard by them. They self-sentence themselves to fast paced days behaving as swimmers gasping for breath on their long lap and then get home … Continue reading Day 40: On travel & Maistre’s ‘A Journey Round My Room’

Notes from an Indian highway

Towns and villages along Indian highways that connect major cities are being transformed in ways that will have significant bearing on the growth trajectory of this country. It is in these locations that India is changing perhaps more rapidly. One tends to imagine the metropolis as a site of reading transformation in a society, which … Continue reading Notes from an Indian highway

How Long For Dar Es Salaam? : More, more, more

The specifics of travel in these times are standard. We know our way through the border controls, airports, transfers and how to arrive at hotels in new cities. In most parts of the world this is straightforward. The discomfort about the unknown begins beyond this point when the guidebook is not taken, travel forums are … Continue reading How Long For Dar Es Salaam? : More, more, more