Everyday India

By Marco Ferrarese, Chan Kit Yeng

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In recent years, news headlines have pictured India as a land of fear, abuse and, in particular, rape. As a lover of the subcontinent and someone who has travelled to 30 of its 36 states and union territories, I beg to disagree. As much as it has some violent hotspots, such as the extremely poor state of Bihar and the back lanes of Delhi, it also has some of the most hospitable and genuine people I have ever met. In...

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Marco Ferrarese

is a musician, author and travel writer. He has written about overland travel and extreme music in Asia, and blogs at www.monkeyrockworld.com. He also curates the Penang Insider, the smart guide for traveling and living in Penang, at www.penang-insider.com. His latest book, The Travels of Marco Yolo, is available in bookstores. Follow him on Twitter @monkeyrockworld.

Chan Kit Yeng

is a Penang-born freelance travel photographer and tourist guide. Her photography work has appeared in several international magazines, websites and record covers, including Travel+Leisure Asia, Bootsnall and Southeast Asia Globe. An avid independent traveller, in 2012 she completed and photographed an overland trip from Singapore to Europe together with her partner, writer Marco Ferrarese. When she's not snapping pictures and playing with local kids in some off-the beaten path location, she can most likely be found hiking in Penang's remotest jungle thickets.