Thursday, March 20, 2008


Little know fact
but the word


actually comes from the French word


The word was originally used to describe the experience of immigrants and pilgrims, those in the lower classes of society who spent much of their time wandering the land. The connotations denoted hardship and struggle going from one point to another, which is made more arduous when you are a poor migrant worker.

For the past five different days I was in five different cities and five different hotels. Right now I'm lucky in that my travails have ended and I'm sitting comfortably by the pool at my hotel in Delhi.

Some folks here are not so lucky...

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