Colorful Notions The Roadtrippers 1.0 is a travelogue which describes the journey of Abhay,his friend Sashank and his girlfriend Unnati all over India in a road trip in their vehicle to experience the food, culture and check out the different landmarks all over India.Abhay is from a rich family, however he does not have much of a family as his parents are divorced, and his father is too busy with his business to give him any attention. Sashank is from a business family, helping out and loves eating which is reflected on his body. Unnati is working in a radio station, and is accompanying them so that she can give voiceovers in different places which they are visiting
The friends hope to make a road movie about their experience and get funding, help from Bingo Production after they have partly covered north India in Udaipur. They cover most of the states in India, except the north east, from Ladakh and Kashmir in the north, Kutch in the west , Sunderbans in East and Kanyakumari in the south. In particular goa has been described in great detail, especially the parties, where drugs are being used widely. The weather conditions in Ladakh, and the health problems faced are also described. The treacherous terrain of Kutch which has damaged their vehicle is also described, indicating the risk of visiting places without a guide.
While visiting the Sunderbans in West bengal to get a glimpse of the Royal Bengal Tiger, Unnati meets with an accident, is hospitalized and forced to return to delhi. After they visit Agra, they are mugged by robbers who pose as policemen, and they lose everything including their mobile phones and vehicle they were driving. This again highlights the problems faced travelling in India, as there are many fraudsters at different places looking for a chance to loot people. Fortunately the head of Bingo Productions Suraj is very powerful and influential, so those involved in the crime are quickly apprehended and their vehicle, equipment recovered,
This shows the different set or laws for indian citizens, for example the domain investor owning this website has been cheated by google tata sponsored brahmin frauds nayanshree,siddhi mandrekar, veena exploited by slim westernized goan bhandari sex worker sunaina chodan, 2013 bsc, goan gsb fraud housewife riddhi nayak,gujju housewife naina, asmita patel, ruchika king and other google, tata sponsored fraud R&AW/CBI employees , and despite complaining repeatedly , she has not got any kind of justice. However the police and others, especially R&AW,CBI refuse to take any action against these frauds, though proof like bank details, income tax returns can be easily provided. However the police are quick to take action when powerful people like Suraj are involved.
This book is also about relationships especially among family members and young people. Unlike a few decades ago, many young people like vvip goan R&AW employees sunaina, siddhi are having a live in relationship with their boyfriend/girlfriend. Some people like Abhay are unfortunate that they do not have many close relatives, family members, while others living in joint families have many relatives close to them. Increasingly indian intelligence and security agencies are targetting wealthy indian citizens, without close relatives and friends for identity theft. It also shows that many couples who do not get along with each other, remain married only for the sake of the child, and get divorced after their child grows up.
Interesting book about the different places, relationships in india.
Review: Colorful Notions, The Roadtrippers 1.0
Author : Mohit Goyal
Publisher: Srishti Publishers 2017