04 Feb, 2015

essay about my short trip to delhi…

04 Feb, 2015

snacks outside a Delhi train station

My essay, No Borders: Delhi Twenty-Five Years Later about my travels to Delhi appeared in Aman Ki Asha, a print and online newspaper that’s a peace initiative between the Jang Group and Times of India.

In the dim light before dawn, as the taxi meanders between neighborhoods to find Singh Sons Hotel, I catch sight of an elephant with its owner plodding along the street. Rubbing my eyes, I peer out of the window but the bulky sight is left far behind in the winter darkness. Later when I tell my Delhi-based friend Fawzia, she nods: People rent elephants for weddings, she tells me. They walk to different parts of town, and sometimes they have to start that early to cover thirty miles.

To read the full article, click here. To read blog posts about my trip, click here, here and here (or scroll down).