Hot Tea Guy Rishad Saam Mehta
Author of Hot Tea Across India Rishad Saam Mehta talks about his book and his passion travel:
I grew up in Bombay and studied engineering. I have a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering.
Road trips and driving holidays were an integral part of my childhood. Even with a battered old World War 2 era jalopy my parents would take us and off on a road trip every vacation. There was a lot of adventure in the ‘getting there’ sometimes even more than the being there.
Besides that I went to a very good school that encouraged imagination and creativity and I guess I had a flair for writing and my many travels and adventures on the road gave me sort of matter to write about.
New lands usually go hand in hand with rough terrain I guess. A newly opened road or pass will progressively get better once traffic there increases, so if you’re one of the first explorers then you have to deal with rough roads. But a capable car makes rough roads a piece of cake.
I guess there is magic in those mountains. I’ve been drawn to them since the time I first visited them 18 years ago. The mythological aspect, the towering geography and the fact that the magnitude of creation there makes human lifespan seem like a but a blink of an eye simply fascinates me.
The best part is that there is always another trip coming up. There are new people to meet and new food to be experienced and new photos to be taken. About the worst, I’ll get back to you when I think of something
Well, I think if you like to travel you will always have fidgety feet and they will never be contained for too long. It might not be a long trip, even a day trip to a local outskirt or a weekend trip to the next town – I don’t think much can stop travellers from travelling.
Well, I see myself getting tired of airport terminals after continuous trips month after month but never of being in a new place or driving new roads and different cars
It was intentional. It reflect the fact that road travel needs to be somewhat spontaneous and instinctive. Too much order and planning takes the sheen of excitement away from it.
The cover was designed by Mishta Roy. She read the manuscript discussed her ideas with me and then I sent her photos from my travels which she used as elements for the cover.
Milk, tealeaves and sugar. And a horribly blackened and battered tea brewing vessel that should have been retired in 1878
I want to write one. Do you have any ideas? If so please do send them to me at [email protected]http://www.anureviews.com/hot-tea-guy-rishad-saam-mehta/Hot Tea Across India http://www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Rishad-Mehta-1024x792.jpghttp://www.anureviews.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Rishad-Mehta-150x150.jpgAuthor SpeakAuthor of Hot Tea Across India Rishad Saam Mehta talks about his book and his passion travel: Tell us something about yourself like where did you grow up and what did you study. I grew up in Bombay and studied engineering. I have a Bachelors degree in Electronic Engineering. How did you gravitate towards...Anuradha GoyalAnuradha Goyal[email protected]AdministratorAnuradha Goyal is the author of 'The Mouse Charmers - Digital Pioneers of India' , a travel blogger and an Innovation consultant. AnuReviews - her book reviews blog finds a place in Limca Book of Records for being India's biggest book reviews blog. Know More ...Anu Reviews