On a recent visit to Mumbai, my friend and I were sitting in one of the numerous sea-facing cafes that dot the coastline when somehow the conversation turned to Kamathipura - the city's notorious red light district. Sitting in that posh café, Kamathipura seemed distant and unreal. Yet, according to my friend, it was just a stone's throw away.
Japanese language linguist and travel writer
Ruchira lives in an urban jungle but her heart is in the mountains. She has two simple aims in life, to travel and to write. And to support these two activities she also has a boring corporate job! She is a Japanese Linguist and has been associated with the Land of the Rising Sun for the past 10 years in one form or the other. Travelling, exploring different cultures and Learning languages is her passion. <br> <br> Ruchira Blogs at <a href="http://www.ruchira.shukla.com" rel="nofollow">www.ruchira.shukla.com</a>.
The normal, saner members of our society travel with family or friends. The more daring ones travel with strangers and then there are some wanderers like myself, who at times prefer their own company over the company of others.
21/05/2015 8:00 AM IST
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