Several years back, I saw a Malayalam movie called “Neelakasham Pachakadal Chuvanna Bhoomi” (literally translates to Blue skies, green seas, scorched earth). It’s the story about a young man called Kasi who decides to go on a cross country road trip across India (from the South in Kerala to the North East in Tawang), with his friend, Suni. The movie talks about how Kasi finds meaning in his travels and eventually how the trip, though unplanned, helps him reunite with the love of his life too.
The movie veritably changed my life.
I saw it at a very unique time in my life. I was grappling through my own personal challenges and trying to figure out this giant jigsaw puzzle called life. Kasi’s journey of self reflection definitely enthralled me. For me, travel has always opened up new avenues in my mind that I never knew existed. It has always helped me find out who I really am, more and more. And I don’t think there is a better way to do this than with a road trip
Ever since I watched this movie, I have had this dream of going on a bike trip – probably taking the same route Kasi and Suni took, from Kerala to Tawang. I have already roped in my friend Mrinal for the same! If things work out, you might see me blog about this journey very soon. Watch this space!
I also have this dream of driving through all 50 states in the U.S. some day on a car. But, I’ll cover my home country of India first before getting there. One step at at time, I guess. 🙂
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