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New Zealand Diary

There’s a hallowed, spiritual quality to the land and a softness to the people that’s hard to get your head around.

New Zealand Diary
Photograph by Apoorva Salkade
New Zealand Diary
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2016-07-09T10:52:32+05:30
Willed by wanderlust

Not all who wander are lost, said Tolkein, giving false hope to those of us who meander through life, wondering what the point of it all is. Hindsight helps, though. It shows you, for instance, that years spent in a soul-sapping job were not entirely futile. That contrary to your understanding at the time, the whole point of the job was not career advancement but the forging of fellowship with other inm­a­tes in corporate Middle-earth. Years of captivity in windowless cells (OK, cubicles) can create strong bonds with co-conspirators. Together you hatch plans to escape the asylum and one by one you flee. Then, if you’re lucky, one glorious day, ten years later, you might find yourselves reunited on a mind-bogglingly turquoise beach, not unlike one in the closing sequence of The Shawshank Redemption. And so it came to be that four former colleagues were reunited in Christchurch for a road trip around New Zealand’s...

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