INDIA - FEBRUARY 2008
Marguerite Donnadieu, better known as Marguerite Duras, wrote the marvelous "India Song". Later she directed a film based on the book. It's a story of a love lived in India in the 1930s, while everything outside seemed to be in terrible chaos and disaster! This post is a very peculiar one, intended to be a homage to all those who live and work in India, in particular to our drivers, who contributed in an exceptional way to make this trip to India an unforgettable lifetime event!
Traffic in India is known to be somehow chaotic. The first post of this series was specially touched by the experience of running through Old Delhi on a Saturday afternoon. Part of what we saw on the roads when we left Delhi is what will be posted here. Starting with people...
"PEOPLE - One of the first impressions you have in India is that it's crowded. There are people everywhere, and the roads are no exception. Accordingly, any way is good to travel..."
"BIKE & RICKSHAW"
"TOLL - Sometimes you cross toll stations, pay the fee, but that doesn't mean that things are definitely going to be different, and some events may surprise you..."
Moving on, one finds animals...
"DROMEDARIES - Our driver's comment was: «India is the country where the ZOO moved to the road», even for Police patrol..."
"PIGS and everything else when you get closer to towns and villages..."
Places to stop...
"MOTELS -There are some better than others, as everywhere else in the world!"
Places to pray...
Villages to cross...
Sometimes it's a bit hard to find your way...
"ONE WAY ROAD?"
Sometimes there are accidents...
Sometimes it's quite odd...
"THE OPEN AIR CLOSET"
But, at the end of the road, there is beauty...