Want to Time Travel? Take This Bus

I started traveling at the age of 20. I have traveled the whole of India many times now. I am 40 now but the memories of all travels are still intact. I remember each and everything.

Nagaland is one of my favorite states in India. It’s in the extreme northeast of the country. The beauty of this place is in its people — tribal people. Everything is changing and fast-moving now-days but when I reached the bus stop on the morning of 2018, the time stood still.

My parents were avid travelers and I grew up on their travel stories. They had narrated to me about this place when I was a child. They narrated each and everything; including road and public transport.

It was around 1970 when this state got a decent road and public buses. 48 years later, the road is better but the buses are the same; at least in the remote areas. The people have changed, the village has become a town but the buses are the same.

It’s like the humans there are traveling at the speed of light and hence, the time has come to a halt. But, I’m sure this won’t be the case when I go there next; although I’ve been there thrice in 20 years.

If you want to do a time travel, hop on this bus and enjoy the fun of 2018 sitting on the lap of 1970.

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