A week into the journey and writing is on the wall, putting words on paper is no easy game. I have completed six districts over seven days and could only write one post. Second district on the road was Bilwara, I was visiting here after five years. This is where I started my journey as a political reporter covering the 2009 general elections. Before I go further a disclaimer; I have worked as a Communication Consultant with the former MP from Bhilwara, Dr CP Joshi for couple of years(2012-2014). Over the years, the textile city has changed for good, roads have widened, city looks cleaner and my work area, the bus stand, is better than what I saw in Ajmer.[…]

New is in. 2018 has just rolled out and if you happen to be in the Pink City, the central locations and the happening joints are spick and span. If it’s not novel, there aren’t many takers.   Government is putting its best face forward, even the Opposition is posing to be rejuvenated, businesses are hoping that the worst is behind them and people as usual are moving on with their lives. This quest to find something new is the starting point for my recent adventure as I hit the wheels with the aam admi and travel through the 33 districts of Rajasthan and find out what the janta Janardhan feels about Maharo desh.    The idea is to talk to[…]

Pack, set, go. This is what I did two days back when I set out with the idea of traveling through the 33 districts of Rajasthan. Over the last weekend of 2017, a casual, run of the mill conversation of what people on street aspire to be led me to this journey. Juggling the dates (rather looking at the empty dates I had on my calendar) available in sufficient numbers and discussing this at home and work I was at Sindhi Camp bus stand in Jaipur on January 3, 10 am set to board the Churu-Ajmer bus. Choice of mode of transport is roadways bus for two reasons, first, it is most economic, criss crosses through the most exhaustive route[…]