Riding rocinante he left Bombay on the 23rd of August 2010 and plans to reach the three gorges dam on the 9th of October 2010. The journey will take Tushar Joag, Bombay based artist, sculptor, photographer and motorcycle enthusiast through the Narmanda Valley, ascending through North East India, past the lofty Himalayas, descending through Western China, across the plains of Central China and into the valley of the three gorges, the world’s largest electricity-generating plant. At the time of writing this post, Joag is close to the holy city of Allahabad and has already travelled 1/3rd of the journey, covering 2000 Kilometers in nine days
Inspired by travellers, spiritual leaders and soul seekers that have traversed between India and China such as Fa Hein, Xuangzhang and Gautama Buddha, Joag hopes the journey to China will help him connect the dots and pinpoint the similarities between the two countries. By discovering his inner self, through this journey, Joag plans to blog about his adventurers, learnings and experiences. The journey will also form part of a Place Time Play performance art exhibition in Shanghai curated by Chaitanya Sambrani for West Heavens Project of China Academy of Art and Hanart TZ Gallery.