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The Shoestring Voyage, The Indian Express, June 6, 2015 by Shikha Kumar

---06-June--2015-page-25-page-001_2_2Among the smells that stream in, the most prominent is a stench of urine. Over the months, we will recognise this as the unifying trait of bus stands across the country.” The line by Saurav Jha in The Heat and Dust Project (HarperCollins, Rs199) aptly captures the essence of a trip — taken aboard rickety buses — that him and his wife Devapriya Roy embarked upon in 2010, on a strict budget of Rs 500 a day. The Heat and Dust Project, launched in Kolkata last week, is a travelogue of the first phase of the couple’s dauntless seven-month journey.