India from my bicycle

Dr Unni (seen here cycling on the beach in Dandi, Gujarat)
believes his journey is a modest ambition to see things for himself

Dr. Unni Karunakara of Doctors Without Borders tells Bhumika K. what his nearly-three months of cycling all over India has shown him about his country. He is in Bangalore this weekend

Pedalling his way through many different towns and villages of India since October 2013, Dr. Unni Krishnan Karunakara has seen many facets of India — people driving luxury cars worth lakhs on the highways roll down windows and throw out plastic bottles, young children walking to school all nattily dressed in uniforms with ties, but with no shoes on their feet, labourers picking coffee or cutting sugarcane with no access to doctors.

Dr. Unni completed a three-year term as International President of the Nobel Peace Prize winning Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) in October 2013. MSF is an international medical humanitarian organisation that delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters in around 70 countries.


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