the day and I am stuck in a traffic jam in the middle of a jungle in an god forsaken part of Karnataka. No one honks. Everyone just waits patiently exchanging snacks with stories of how they found themselves there. Leeches bite into your skin by the dozen, but no one minds that they are there, almost as if they are companions for the ride. No, we aren’t there for the traffic jams, we are there for what lies on either side of it.
I was at the 2017 Mahindra Great Escape Sakleshpur. I was part of a group of close to a hundred SUVs and a few hundred off-road enthusiasts from all across the country; the biggest turnout Mahindra Adventure has ever seen. And it was easy to see why. They were all