Grand Trunk Road

No Music Is Necessary On The Grand Trunk Road In India

Near the border with Pakistan at Wagah, India. (Kainaz Amaria for NPR)

A little girl in Wagah, India, near the border with Pakistan. (Kainaz Amaria for NPR) hide caption

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As we've been saying now for a couple weeks, NPR correspondents are taking The Two-Way with them along the historic Grand Trunk Road that stretches from the Bay of Bengal in the east to the Hindu Kush mountains in the west, across the Indian subcontinent. They're preparing an upcoming Morning Edition series about life along the route, and we've been getting reports from them since April 14. Click here to see all of the team's posts.

Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep, who heads soon to Pakistan for his part of the effort, says, "a new generation is growing up along that ancient road" and the show will be telling the stories of those young Indians and Pakistanis who face vast opportunities — and vast problems.

For much of the trip across India, photographer Kainaz Amaria was with NPR's Philip Reeves and Nishant Dahiya. One of her latest images is above, and today on The Picture Show blog there's a gallery of other photos she took along the way.

Kainaz says on the blog that "looking out the (car) window is a picture show. ... You see so much humanity, kids playing cricket, cows, women on motorcycles with newborn babies in their arms. There is no need to put in a DVD or music. You just feel the rhythm of the road and you're in awe."

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