Road Tripping

In the summer of 2017, a single woman head out to capture the streets of India, a kilometre at a time. Starting from Delhi she went to Srinagar via, Uttrakhand and Himachal Pradesh. From Kashmir she head all the way to Kanyakumari, covering the Western and East sides as well, in an attempt to spread the message of equality, safety and universal brotherhood. The project continues, in 2022 and will be an ode to William Eggleston’s, ‘ The Los Alamos Project’.

 About The Project In Saadiya Kochar’s Words-

“We have created so many boundaries-based on gender, religion and nation. To break the stereotypes that surround my femininity, my lack of association with any particular religion and relating to the idea of being a ‘global citizen’, I’m heading on a solo trip through India, to create awareness about all of the above, to spread the message of equality, safety and universal brotherhood. Each place I go to , I will encourage people to stick messages on to my Mahindra XUV 500, of quotes and sayings either personal or from religious books that encourage equality and universal brotherhood. I will also be sticking messages for people in the cities I visit and handing out a map of India, that depicts ours a secular country, with all the religions coexisting in harmony. Little kids on the street will be given these maps with a bunch of crayons. I hope seeing a woman, traveling through India, by herself will have an impact on the people who participate in the experiment.”