WALKING

An Indian's Feet-First Journey Into The English Psyche (Part 1)

One of the more admirable traits of the English is their curious capacity to find big pleasure in small things. It almost makes up for their tendency for Grumbling While Pretending Not To Grumble ("I don't wish to complain, but..."), and I simply adore the way they go into raptures over some activity that most folks in my nation of 1.1 billion would consider an essential non-activity. Take walking, for instance…
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Why True Freedom Is Being Able To Walk To School

When I grew up, I used to roam around freely with my friends in the entire neighbourhood. On holidays, we used to play cricket from dawn to dusk far away from our houses. I compare this with the life my kids had in Bangalore. We lived in a premium apartment complex and it had all the amenities. But they could never be sent alone to the grocery shop nearby, they could never go out of the gated community, they could not mingle with other kids from different backgrounds...