One Step Beyond
Ep. 26: You Do Not Need A Guide
For this episode, we revisit India in the form of another short story I wrote about our travels backpacking round the world, with then wife and then 11-year old son, in 2016, for almost the whole year. It’s set in the hills of Karnataka, and it's called You Do Not Need A Guide.
This story has been on my mind to read for you for a while now, but I’ve been pushed to move it up the timeline because of the covid crisis convulsing India right now. In the intro to this episode, I talk a little about the India I came to know and love that year, however brief the experience, and how much I yearn to go back there.
Referenced in this episode:
Kolkata Calcutta by Finn Reilly with foreword by Tony Fletcher
Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe
New York Times Daily podcast: Inside India's Coronavirus Crisis
Honey Valley estate
Music used in this episode
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