May 12, 2019

Around India on Trucks and Highways with Rajat Ubhaykar

This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Rajat Ubhaykar, a journalist from Mumbai who talks about his journey around India on trucks and highways!

Today's destination: India!

Nearest Airport: n/a

Nearest Railway Station: n/a

Prerequisites - n/a

Packing - n/a

Time of the year - April

Length of the itinerary: n/a

Itinerary Highlights:

  • Rajat talks about his roller coaster of a journey traversing India on trucks as he set out to document the lives of truckers and the highway economy of India.
  • Rajat's journey was covered in 2 legs, first leg was Mumbai-Srinagar-NE, the second leg covered the eastern and western coastlines of India.
  • Rajat talks at length about the lives of the truckers, the kind of stereotyping they are subject to, the reality of life on a highway, and how things evolved over the 2 years of his journey.
  • Rajat's travelogue about his journey is set to hit the book stands later this year, make sure to check it out!

Links:

Links to blog post

On building of truck bodies in Sirhind, Punjab - https://www.outlookbusiness.com/enterprise/trend/life-in-the-slow-lane-1826

On hitchhiking with nomads from Jammu to Srinagar - https://www.outlookbusiness.com/enterprise/trend/a-season-of-exodus-1889

Two pieces on trucking on NH39, India's most unsafe highway that passes through Nagaland & Manipur - https://www.outlookbusiness.com/enterprise/trend/when-not-just-goods-but-fear-too-piles-1976

https://www.outlookbusiness.com/enterprise/trend/a-convenient-arrangement-2084

On overloading and corruption on the highways - https://www.outlookbusiness.com/enterprise/trend/death-on-wheels-2197

More about the Guest:

Twitter: @rajatub

Photo by Harsh Fuloria on Unsplash

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