India

Is it cos I is white?

by tkos on December 7, 2012

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It’s about 5:30 in the morning and we are getting set for our final cycle in India, just 27km to the Kolkata airport to get a plane over the uncrossable land borders of Bangladesh and Burma to Bangkok. With bags packed and bikes loaded, we click in our cleats for the last time as the [...]

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“…and then we will cycle to from Agra, across the top of north India to Kolkata.” The room fell silent. Charles looked at me with eyes of dread as a thousand thoughts raced through his mind, yet nothing managing to escape passed his lips. He glances with despair to his wife Revati, telepathically appealing for [...]

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Slum City

by tkos on November 17, 2012

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Living in a slum. There is just no way that you can say the word ‘slum’ in a sentence and envision anything positive. It redefines the poverty line and gives new depth to the gutter. It is a place where only the most destitute and desperate of humans are forced to live equally amongst fellow [...]

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Eye to eye with an elephant

by tkos on October 8, 2012

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“Don’t look now, but there is an elephant behind you”. I threw it out there, as if it’s as common as a cow sleeping on an Indian highway, to make me sound that little bit cooler. “Oh yeah” Kimmi replied, with as much excitement as discovering we were about to eat yet another masala dosa [...]

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