by Kirsten Chang
Rickshaws are only above pedestrians and bicycles in the hierarchy of the dangerous traffic flow in India, so a good working horn is essential. That’s one lesson Nick Anderman, a volunteer with the Carolina Quarterly, learned while driving a rickshaw across India as part of the Rickshaw Run in January.
He and three of his friends signed up for the event held by The Adventurists, a British non-profit organization that uses the Run to raise funds for their charity. The Adventurists call the Rickshaw Run the least sensible thing to do with two weeks. Participants are provided with a rickshaw, but no set route for navigating the three thousand kilometers between the starting point and the finish line.
Nick Anderman is here now to talk about his adventures.