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Indian Road Rules: How to Survive 2000 Miles in a Tuk Tuk

Renee Alexander



Communications consultant, freelance writer, international road-tripper and former managing editor of The Source Weekly. Alexander currently lives in San Francisco, where she writes the weekly Drink Here Now column for 7x7 magazine. Her article about Indian truck stop cuisine, "The Rewards of the Road," was recently published in Saveur.

The best way to stay alive on Indian roads is to be a cow. But if you can't shape-shift, and you're about to drive a three-wheeled, glorified lawnmower across the country, what must you know to survive?

I will share five road rules - and one important lesson - that I learned last September, when I drove a tuk tuk 2000 miles across India. These rules not only saved my life; they taught me to see it from a different angle.



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Ignite Bend ​15
​2018 TBA
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Tower Theater - Bend, OR
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