This was a crazy day. The Indian state of Karnataka is the traditional home of the lively and exhilarating Kambala buffalo racing festivals where super athletic bulls are raced against each other while pulling behind them a leg wheeling driver at ridiculously fast speeds. The animals are bulks of sinew and muscle and the stern but caring attention that their minders shower upon them is testament to their prowess. An amazing event in many ways.
My partner Carol and I set off on a 400 day long trip around the Indian Subcontinent. Travelling mainly by local bus it proved to be an extraordinary adventure as we rubbed shoulders with many interesting people and visited fascinating places. We travelled through Sri Lanka, much off India and into Nepal and wrote the book Cardamom Days upon which my blog is based. We wanted the trip to be extraordinary and extraordinary is what it proved to be.
Dharmendra ChaharJul 23, 2019