Friends, Well-wishers, Fellow TGDC Applicants, Co-Contestants, Respected Jury Bench and everyone connected with TGDC:
We are Team – ‘DRIVOBLOGGERS’ from Kolkata.
Mrs. Basu is an Ex-Kingfisher and I am a ‘Dreamer’ - of a ‘Developed India’.
We have been giving the Indian Aviation Sector, Indian Railways, Packers & Movers and Cab Companies a run for their money - by traveling intercity and interstate, doing Non-Stop, Interstate, Overnight trips on the harshest, darkest, desolate Indian Highways. Makes us mix business with pleasure.
I suffer from ‘Anti-Motion Sickness’ which is a situation where one gets restless and lethargic, if not on the move (whether by Rail, Air or Road). We have been travelling by road due to reasons ranging from Inter-City Relocations to holidaying to just avoid carting around luggage on platforms and terminals.
Unlike other couples, our interests differ a lot. While I travel by road to explore and capture the rural and urban transformation that India is undergoing and understand the macro & micro consequences it has had on local people and economy, she is more focused on the destination.
Our differences actually complement each other - While I strive to keep the wheels rolling from dawn to dusk, she plans luggage and consumables, caters food, notes logs, changes music tracks, looks out for suspicious on comers, handles tele-cons and sleeps, all as per her own style and mood.
And even when I have gone solo, she continued to be with me through her prayers.
Logging our experiences is our ‘*branded*’ Blog called – DRIVOBLOG® http://drivoblog.blogspot.com/ which contains photos, travelogues, videos, maps and speed-sheets of our journeys.
Now doesn’t that make us ‘professionally qualified’ for the Great Driving Challenge?