'Detours: Songs of the Open Road' by Salil Tripathi is a remarkable travel diary that takes you on fascinating journeys, with insights from the prisms of history, culture and literature. With evocative travelogues on Istanbul, Bogota, Jakarta, Berlin, Nigeria, Burma and many other places, the book is a treat for travellers young and old. Here is a review with excerpts and an interview with the author.
Neha Kirpal is the author of 'Wanderlust for the Soul', an e-book collection of short stories based on travel in different parts of the world. Apart from travel and writing, her other passions include music and film. You can read her blog at nehakirpal.wordpress.com
Musicians composing song lyrics around drugs might be a new concept in India, but it has been a trend in the West for decades.
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