So the story goes something like this: Committed and happy-in-a-relationship Joe signs up for a contest to spend 10 days with a whole different partner. Obviously he believes the focus is always on the contest and not the partner. After 10 days and a lot of sparks flying in every direction, he is not so sure.
Is it just a holiday romance or is there something special here?
The second leg of our journey took us to Agra, Shivpuri, Indore, Dhule and Nashik. Obviously we parked for a night at a lot of places, though not interesting as the first leg these places are still memorable for us.
The end of a long drive. If we could sum up the last eleven days using words about the wonderful experiences we had, the people we met etc. we would. We did what we did with the understanding that we would try and bring stories that caught our attention or something that was unique about the place that we could talk about, as long as we felt strongly about it.
I saw Durgaprasad leaning over on his table, eyes completely glued to the print he was working on. A drypoint. I was completely bowled over by his work. Dark and moody, It was almost exactly an opposite from the person who was grinning sheepishly at me, while I stood there like a gushing fan.
This has been an exciting road trip for us. One that we will remember forever! Apart from the many things we learn during such travels, this trip also helped us to realize that endurance is only a matter of will.
One of the most common things to any Indian roadtrip are the smiles, laughs and “wtf” moments that the grafitti on other vehicles - especially the good old lorries and autos! The idea of bumper stickers never really made any headway in India but these fearless travellers keep the fad alive!
Get a little glimpse of the things that made us smile, wake up or just go click-click to come back and tell you guys the story! Read on.
Amit Singh ( read: the tranquility of the Himalayas) Jasleen Chopra (read: the effervescence of the Ganges) In the little journey of knowing us better that we are about to take you through, we hope to give you a reason to hook on to us. This Dehradun guy has a keen interest in photography & observations he always seems to have a new muse. Travel albeit has remained a constant. Jasleen, a chatterbox, is happy with whatever comes her way.
Gaurav is a Chandigarh based Social activist ,filmmaker and a trained Doctor . He runs an NGO called Humlog ( we the people ) . Elena is based at Kolkata , works for her company till the evening and then she turns into a 'Bare-foot Doctor' for the slum kids around. We kindly request our dear friends and well wishers to NOT to cast multiple fake votes from their different IDs, that would do NO good to us . Please mind it !
Hi! We are Harish Kukreja and Pavithra Ghanashyam. I have been involved in all forms of motor Sport since I was 15 and am popularly known as ‘Handbrake Harry’ My hobbies vary from the mundane to the exciting and am presently involved in RC car and Airplane model racing. Photography, trekking, cycling, music, reading, driving, tree planting, are my other activities. Pavithra & I came together a few days ago thru a common friend. My driving partner has been an RJ, and is an actress and inveterate traveler.
Watching movies,current events and sport are high on the list of leisure activites in our household. Music is a constant and our playlist is pretty eclectic - Bollywood & Tamil movie hits,Reggaeton,Remixes, Pop and FM Radio. Hitting the road to visit widlife sancturies with friends, golfing and visiting places of historical importance are worked into our busy schedules and the ref mags on our fridge are a testament to our travels. We are big time foodies too.
Being best friends with Bharath has been my biggest challenge to date. Constantly arguing about most topics under the sun and having diametrically opposite perspectives to life makes us such good friends. Having met at photography school, our shared passion for travel, culture, music, books and art made us drive off to different places on photography ‘assignments’. 5 years down post-grad school we still make spontaneous trips to feed our wanderlust.
We are Poonam and Rishi Kapoor from the northern part of beautiful India. Rishi is a technocrat and Poonam, a homemaker. We love cars and own 3 of them with 322 horses (BHP)! And as they say, “getting there is half the fun”, traveling is our passion and we love to drive. We have driven extensively around North India, mapped Uttrakhand, Uttranchal, J&K and Himachal and in the West we have chartered the famous Ghats, hills, deserts and coastline of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Rajasthan. We plan to discover the charming South and the evergreen North-East in the coming times.
"Zinaida! You, me. Mitsubishi! 3000kms. 4 days to go." Roohshad tells me at 01.28AM, Saturday. Roohshad is primarily an adventurer, a (ridiculously brilliant) photographer, artist and sometimes human. Based in Bangalore, he's the centre of attention, and a big brat! I'm a DJ, a partner in Goa's biggest nightlife firm, a writer (and an angel of the lord). When not being awesome, I sing, play the Piano and drive better than your better than average man.
Working at the heart of India’s technology industry, we are a Bangalorean couple who enjoy the best of both worlds. From the dense corporate jungle of conference calls, meetings and mental wear and tear, we manage to slip away, seeking the real India over long experience filled drives. Thomas, who has clocked more than 180,000 km of passionate driving over the last ten years, is also an accomplished photographer and avid blogger; Shilpy is a devoted wildlife lover and the more adventurous of the two.
Namrata and Joseph, Bombay-ite and Hyderabadi, implore all you interesting, smart, cute and sexy people reading this to please, pleeez follow us ! Fresh out of college, we were thrown into the dust bowls of U.P and the jungles of M.P. Sneaky trainees that we were, we took full advantage of the available resources to explore. Whether the pine trees of Almora or the ruins of Khajuraho, a Bhojpuri film shoot or some gun-laden, mustachioed dudes in the Chambal areas of Bhind - our travels always had added flavor!
Wedlocked since 3 long years, Mrs. Basu is an Ex-Kingfisher and I am a 'Dreamer' - of a DEVELOPED INDIA. Our reasons to travel by road range from pure utilitarian to holidaying to just avoid carting around luggage on platforms and terminals. 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, Unny & Bindhu, are a couple currently based in Mumbai. The best introduction can be: He (Unny) - Armchair traveler. Reluctant reader. Would-be writer. Amateur photographer, Day dreamer… and likewise, a pretender of too many things. She (Bindhu) - Add a few more pretensions - a good cook, a good host, etc. Easily mistaken for a serious, intellectual reader, but far from it. Engineer by qualification; freelance writer by choice. Also volunteers as a teacher for Akanksha, an NGO.
Charu is a travel writer & photographer who publishes regularly in a number of magazines and dailies. She's usually either traveling, or planning her next travel spree. To support her itchy feet, she doubles up in her spare time as a qualitative market researcher. Vamsi is usually found driving Charu around - within Mumbai as well as around India & executing her next round of travel plan. He is a digital marketing consultant. We live in Mumbai & are currently involved in making our love for travel our career too.
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