What was it like to live in South Africa during apartheid?

I was born in 1972. I am a 5th generation South African of Indian descent. From then till 1990, I lived in an all Indian neighborhood, with no prospects for jobs or tertiary education. My home town is Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. It is a university town with a beautiful campus. ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pi... ) It used…

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What is the most soul-satisfying thing you have ever done in your life?

Last week I drove from Ulan Bator, Mongolia north through the border of Russia and into Ulan-Ude, Siberia. From there, I took the Trans-Siberian Railway to Moscow. There was no first class cabins being offered, only 2nd and lower. In 2nd class, imagine in one railway car having seven berths or “cabins”. Each berth had…