The Road Trip­per

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Kurt Von­negut once said, “bizarre travel plans are danc­ing lessons from god.” Photo artist and trav­eller ajay Jain couldn’t agree more, as these lessons from god have guided him to be­come an au­thor of nine books—all on his travel ex­pe­ri­ences. He presents his lat­est, In­di­ans— a col­lec­tion of black and white por­traits shot across In­dia over 10 years and driv­ing 100,000 plus kilo­me­tres—in a cof­fee ta­ble style book. Jain is also the founder of kun­zum travel Café in new Delhi and a writer. His pres­ence has been in­flu­en­tial in the In­dian travel in­dus­try through his books and col­umns on travel, man­age­ment, tech­nol­ogy, en­vi­ron­ment and per­sonal de­vel­op­ment for var­i­ous no­table na­tional and in­ter­na­tional pub­li­ca­tions. In his lat­est book, Jain ob­serves how peo­ple in­her­ently don’t judge one an­other on the ba­sis of faith, caste or colour. In­stead, they are com­forted by the same emo­tions, thoughts, ac­tions and words. “Peo­ple don’t have a prob­lem with other peo­ple. so why do our lead­ers—po­lit­i­cal and re­li­gious—try to divide us?” he ques­tions. Jain ex­plores this larger ques­tion of peace by reach­ing out to peo­ple with his travel sto­ries. are you go­ing to lis­ten?

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