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Welcome to the Chambal

It took me about 10 minutes to comprehend and, the rest of the day hence, to accept what I had just heard. I was about to be unceremoniously shipped off to Bhind, Madhya Pradesh on an official assignment. 
I am usually game for taking a break from the monotony of my cubicle and exploring new cities but, this one was a bummer. Because, I was going to Bhind. Maybe if it was Mumbai, Delhi, Pune or pretty much any place I had heard good things about, I could overlook all the above points and be happy about it. But it was BHIND, of the Chambal Dacoits fame. Deserted, cold and dangerous, it fizzled the wanderlust out of me
Touchdown and Transformation Fast forward one week, my initial despair had all but vanished. The gloom surrounding my well being was replaced by the bubbly excitement of exploring the region's history and cuisine. I had underestimated my esprit d'aventure.
Soon, I was whizzing past yellow mustard fields through bone-chilling cold on the National Highway 92. Best known…