A young woman in her thirties has just become the first Indian to drive to the coldest inhabited place on the planet. She is also the first Indian to drive on one of the most dangerous roads in the world in conditions that saw the temperature touch minus 60 degrees C. Her only companion on the 13 day journey was the Toyota Land Cruiser.
Meet Nidhi Tiwari, the woman who believes that that boundaries are only self drawn both within ourselves and outside of ourselves. She is back from a 5,000 km solo road trip in Siberia which saw her drive from Yakutsk to Magadan and back. It took her on the Kolyma highway, called infamously the ‘Highway of bones’ after the interred skeletons of labourers who died during the construction. The trip saw her make it to the pole of cold, Oymyakon, the coldest inhabited place on Earth.