Pico Iyer is a British-born journalist and novelist of Indian descent. As an acclaimed travel writer, he continued his career documenting a neglected aspect of travel -- the sometimes surreal disconnect between local tradition and imported global pop culture. Since then, he has written en books, exploring also the cultural ramification of isolation, whether writing about the exiled spiritual leaders of Tibet or the embargoed society of Cuba.
Iyer ’ s latest focus is on yet another overlooked aspect of travel: how can it help us egain our sense of stillness and focus in a world where our devices and digital networks increasing distract us? As he ays: " Almost everybody I know has this ense of overdosing on information and getting dizzy living at post-human speeds. Nearly verybody I know does something to try to remove herself to clear her head and to have enough time and space to think. ... All of us instinctively feel that something inside us is crying out for more spaciousness and stillness to offset the exhilarations of this movement and the fun and diversion of the modern world.