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Old 23rd August 2010, 04:27   #46
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Orite People!!! Heres my take...

Sathya, thanks. You seem to understand my journey.

1. Have a tent so shelter not a problem. Couch surfing is an option, friends/acquaintances you meet during your travel also helps. For instance, in Delhi I stayed with a friend who i was introduced to by a couch surfer I hosted in my Mumbai apartment. In Chandigarh I'm staying with a bunch of guys who I'm meeting for the first time, know them through a guy i met on the Udaipur highway. (mentioned in my previous post). Well, On my way to Delhi when I left Mumbai one night I stayed in a dhaba in Ajmer. So stay no problem

2. Clothing - I believe in living a minimalistic life in any case. Like I've mentioned earlier I have been preparing for this over years. I buy only what I need. And that purchase happens when I manage to earn some money.

3. Food - in India you can get food for even 2 bucks. The road gives you a lot of options for food importantly, picking up petty jobs in a hotel or dhaba, stay at some village, work in a farm.

4. Fuel/bike repairs - Again work in a dhaba, freelance writing, getting a pillion on board from point A to B...options are plenty. More suggestions are welcome

5. Internet/mobile - My mobile bills are never high given that I prefer the internet medium to communicate. Internet and mobile aren't my worry simple because I can choose to rent my tent up in the mountains.

This journey does not involve a timeline or destination which allows me to stop at a place to earn my food and fuel for a period of time to move further.

Simply follow my worry free trail and you'll know what I mean when I say - The road, my home forever!
Man o Man this is some serious adventure.
Hats off to you I always wanted to do somethings like this in some corner of my mind, but frankly don't have the guts to do it.

This reminds me of the series Adventures of a Nobody. Where the host Leon would have to hitch a ride / ask people to stay / food etc.

Most refused but when a stranger ( a kind soul ) offers you a bed in his house / a ride in his car it makes the journey so much more special - takes it to a whole new level.

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So the road always wins?
Very nice perspective. Waiting for more.
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Old 23rd August 2010, 08:41   #48
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Hats off to your determination dude,

I am hooked on to this as others. Waiting for more. God Bless.
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Old 23rd August 2010, 19:39   #49
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The City Beautiful!

Itís been four days that Iíve been in Chandigarh and my gracious hosts (two guys) have given me a guided tour of the township. It has been an unusual experience given that I always prefer exploring a place alone. But like I always sayÖaccept all that the road has to offerÖ this experience I have welcomed.


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While I was hoping to get a little lazy in the city where the heat was beating me down (in between rainfall) the boys had plans for me. And soÖ.I followed. I have had some pleasant evenings meeting their friends. I even watched a Hindi flick Peepli Live, something Iíve always resisted and have many a times fought the mere idea. But what can I say, thatís what the road and the people you met during your journey can do to you.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img src=
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So far as I understand you've reached Chandigarh. Have you taken up any job yet, or made money some other way? Is this just a nomadic life or are you also cutting off from everything you know?
What would be interesting is if you could clue us in on the inside story on the places that you work. For example, if you are working in a gas station, do they mix kerosene? If so at what stage of the process and how?
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Feels like the Che in 'Motorcycle Diaries' - but alone! I am not yet free like you - but then I am not yet 35 either
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So far as I understand you've reached Chandigarh. Have you taken up any job yet, or made money some other way? Is this just a nomadic life or are you also cutting off from everything you know?
What would be interesting is if you could clue us in on the inside story on the places that you work. For example, if you are working in a gas station, do they mix kerosene? If so at what stage of the process and how?

Yes I am in Chandigarh and I have been discussing job options with the people I've met so far. Seems like something might work out. Will keep you posted on the developments on the job front.
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How about as a guide? You could try with some foriegners given the knowledge that you have of a good part of the country. Your tales and experiences should hold you in good stead.
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Good going dude.
Waiting for more updates in the days to come.
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Read this sometime back, just thought I'll share. Photographs are from my journey so far...

Life on Roads...
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It walks, it runs, it races<br />
And never seems to stop.<br />
Through sand and waters<br />
Tracks and trails<br />
It jumps, it skips, it hops.<br /> <br /> <br /> <img src=
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How about as a guide? You could try with some foriegners given the knowledge that you have of a good part of the country. Your tales and experiences should hold you in good stead.

hmmm, not a bad idea. worth a try!

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Little Joys of life!

Iíve often wondered what is it about swinging that makes everyone smile. A little kid wants to sit on that seat that take him high...a teenager wants to swing to feel speed... and grown ups want to swing to live a moment of their childhood.

I guess itís the feeling of freedom...the cool breeze on your face...being up in the air...like as if kissing the clouds...Oh! The little joys of life...

This video is of a moment when I was observing people... old and young enjoying a swing in Rock Garden.

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My first article and I really have no words to express my feelings This shows peopleís appreciation towards my way of life. And Iím proud that the article was covered in our national language!


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Iíve often wondered what is it about swinging that makes everyone smile.
Like you've stated undirectly, it's got to be the feeling of freedom, where your worries are far away and you can reach for the stars. Could also be that it brings out the kid in us.

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My first article and I really have no words to express my feelings
Well, congratulations.
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My first article and I really have no words to express my feelings This shows peopleís appreciation towards my way of life. And Iím proud that the article was covered in our national language!
Congratulations, wish you many more such articles

Writing such articles could be a revenue stream for you.
Why don't you tie up with the magazines and write about your experienes on the move

Second, you may tie up with NDTV Good times and run a reality show about the person living on the road and continuously on the move.

Third, set up a blogging site and tie up with google for advertisement and revenue sharing from the visits/hits on the website.

there could be more revenue streams for you.

1. tie up with mobile phone operators for selling thier SIMcards, you could be a real mobile shop

2. you can gain some sponsorship from your bike brand which can take care of your bike maintenance issues

3. you may tie up with some OIL marketing companies, sport their logos while on travel, get some sponsorship money.


etc etc
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Those are really great suggestions given by StarVegabond. You should try it.
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