The Original Dirt Bike
All four fingers on my left hand squeeze the clutch as the heel of my right boot kicks the gearshift into first. The other hand and foot are poised on the brakes, a synchronized choreography of man and machine.
The threats to the Himalaya that rose and retreated this year
Stephen Alter, author of ‘Wild Himalaya’, shortlisted for the NIF Book Prize 2020, observes that the pandemic has been both good and bad for fragile ecosystems, in an exclusive essay for Lounge