THERE is one thing that binds together millions of gypsies that are scattered across Asia, Africa, North and South America and Australia: music. They all understand the language of music and dance. This year, in its second edition, the Jodhpur Flamenco and Gypsy Festival commemorated the journey of the gypsies with an amalgamation of Rajasthani folk music, Turkish sounds and the fluid movements of Spanish flamenco.
MOST countries in Asia have a local version of a rickshaw, an affordable and efficient two or three wheeled form of transport for anything from tourists to goods. The word itself comes from the Japanese word jinrikisha, meaning human powered vehicle, although today they can be hand pulled, cycles or even automatically powered by electrics, solar or fuel (natural gas, two and four stroke).