Privy To Pakistan – My Private Border Skirmish

 

The Indo/Pakistan border is described as one of the most hostile demarcation lines in the world. Not a tourist destination, not a holiday spot and most definitely not a haven of happy feelings and goodwill. What would make me want to visit such an unstable environment? What possible explanation could there be to warrant leaning your bike on to the National Highway 123 exit and pushing north? Why even begin that journey? What would entice me to enter the Thar desert, an unwelcoming, barren and clearly restricted military area in north west Rajasthan? The outcome of this little expedition at best would end with us being turned around at a check point and sent back to the safety of tourist packed Jaisalmer or at worst, would end with me in jail being interrogated.

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The Easy Way Out

‘Just squeeze the fucking trigger!’  Ken was looking over the barrel of his Smith & Wesson M&P Shield he had levelled at his son.  The arid heat of Arizona’s Sonoran Desert was causing salty sweat to sting his eyes and blur his vision. The voice of his own father filled his head, mocking him. ‘Do it Ken. You know it’s the right thing’.

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