Reflections and learnings from 2017

If I had to sum up 2017 in one word and what I learned from the year, I would say Gratitude. The first six months of 2017 were blah for me and no word, thought, sentiment or feeling can describe what I went through. Talking about feelings, I have always liked this dialogue from Breathless, […]

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My eight year old tryst with voluntourisim
Everydayness for a farmer

I am feeling disappointed. I lost my memory card which had pictures from my last five months of travel. Like they say, every cloud has a silver lining, I began looking for one. This got me digging through my old pictures I had backed up eight years ago.  Nostalgia engulfed me. The pictures reminded me […]

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How to work for travel and travel for work

It has been a while I wrote on my travels, perspectives and things the road taught me. I am guilty of disappearing and it won’t be fair on my part to give any excuse. Last six months of 2016, were back to back travels filled with many new learnings. Some of them were related to […]

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Why group travel with The Big Bang Trip was an enriching experience
Tripping with the Big Bang Trip

You know what is the biggest fear of any traveller?  It is travelling with the wrong people and ending up having a bad experience. When you are on the road, that is the last thing you want. Especially when you are away from the familiar and making sense of the unfamiliar around you. I, too am […]

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Tranquility in a monastery near Bir
Everywhere I go, doors follow

I was glued to my window seat in the tempo traveller, which was my vehicle for the seven days of road tripping from Delhi to Himachal. I was soon reaching my last destination, the twin towns of Bir-Billing, popular for paragliding.  It is not often I travel in a group and that too with strangers. […]

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How and why I am travelling in my own city : Mumbai
This woman sells corn outside Amarsons park in Mumbai

I am born and brought in Mumbai. However, I started exploring my city only when I turned 21.  In college, I was sent on assignments to places I never knew existed. I studied Journalism from some of the best media professionals. Jerry Pinto, our teacher who is a renowned  writer, author and poet requested us […]

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Exploring Arambol whilst staying in Happy Panda hostel

I fall in those categories of travellers who are an impulsive bunch. The ones who don’t plan, don’t know their next destination and like to go with the flow. Contrary to what I usually do, this time, I had planned to be in Mumbai. (the city I despise at times) Reason: I was looking for […]

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A mid-term review of self : Beyond Travel

Hello, July! We are in the middle of 2016. How did the last six months fly? What did I do and not do in the last six months that made a difference to me or people around me? We often have a mid-term review at our workplace. Something which we can’t escape from. However,  when […]

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Happy Birthday Deepti…errr Nostalgic Hobo!
Nostalgic Hobo

Everybody says birthdays have to be the perfect days for new beginnings. My birthday was on June 7.  I had decided to come up with a new website and give my blog a fresh avatar. I had planned to launch my website, also had a draft post ready.  This, for me, was a big milestone […]

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