Author: Rishad Saam Mehta
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9789381626108
On Rishad Saam Mehta’s journeys — and as a travel writer and all-round road-trip junkie, he’s been on many — there’s a particular thing he noticed. There’s not a highway, road or dirt track in India where you can’t find a cup of chai whenever you want it. And with those cuppas come encounters and incidents that make travelling in India a fascinating adventure.
In this riveting book, which includes stories of honey- and saffron-infused tea shared with a shepherd in Kashmir, and a strong brew that revives the author after almost getting lynched by an irate mob in Kerala, Rishad takes you across the length and breadth of India, from Manali to Munnar, from the Rann of Kutch to Khajuraho, with a wonderful combination of wit, sensitivity and insight.
1. The Highway man and a Buffalo Instead of a Can
2. Chef Doltu of Chandra Tal
3. Thoda Chai Paani
4. Spirituality and Splashed
5. Bussing it to Manali
6. Battle of the Loaders and Scrupulous Railway Clerks
7. Good Friends and Biker Buddies
8. Respect the Road