For the Love of Rickshaws

Anyone visiting India quickly discovers it would take a lifetime (probably several, although I believe that can be arranged) to fully understand the endless intricacies that make up the country’s social hierarchies. But there is one social group you quickly learn to place at the lowest of the low. At least, you do if your … Continue reading

Driving in India – the Insanity and the Ecstacy

I’ve started driving. For several weeks, I watched Kaveri at the wheel as she negotiated potholes, rickshaws, motorbikes, zombie pedestrians, herds of goats and, of course, cows. It always amazed me that she could find a route through this madness and we could come away unscathed. Then I watched her tailgating one day, her hand … Continue reading