Special Lassi

Special Lassi

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A psychedelic odyssey like no other, spanning the exotic foothills of the eastern Himalayas. In the summer of 2011, two bleary-eyed kids, teetering on the cusp of adulthood, decide to drop out of the daily grind and just travel. But once they hit the road, their plans go out the window. Soon, they are barreling over potholes the size of lunar craters in Nepal, bungee jumping in Rishikesh, waking up to Buddhist chants in Sikkim and cycling down the worlda€™s highest motorable pass in Ladakh. On the way is a constant stream of oddballs, like the five-second-tea lady, the flute-playing hotel manager, flying Sonam, reggae junkies and many more a€“ this journey is all about rolling with the punches. Special Lassi is one part funny, two parts crazy and a whisper of wistful a€“ for the best things are ephemeral and a lust for life is a dangerous thing. AMRITA CHATTERJEE is a unicorn who likes to frolic in her mythical la-la-land, and surfaces occasionally to check on the real world. But the lights are brighter on the other side and she hopes you will follow her there, if only for a while.... inharmonious soundsof retching, thedriver switched onhis stereo andthe familiar strainsof Rabindra Sangeet lulled us ... For the firsttime, my limbs registered theamount of manual labour that I had willingly signed upfor in the coming weeks.

Title:Special Lassi
Author:Amrita Chatterjee
Publisher:Jaico Publishing House - 2015-01-30


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