The Road Tripper
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?