November 14, 2017
I was on my 10-minute break at Hadapsar Depot. The depot was surrounded by snack shops, restaurants that served quick and dirty grub, and numerous other hawkers. I was sitting under a banyan tree, sipping on a cutting of chai. My route went through the dirtiest and most crowded parts of Pune and I needed the caffeine to mentally prepare myself.
The time was up. I got into my bus, sat down on the driver’s seat and revved up the engine.