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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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

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
Arombol beach, Goa

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: My name, my identity

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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How I learnt the Warli art from strangers
Child at Dahanu

“Madam, yeh ek choota sa gaon hai, aap yahan adjust nahi ho paaogi.  Aakhir Aap sheher se hain, said a person on the other end of the phone.”(Madam, this is a small village. You won’t be able to adjust here. You are from a city.) I smiled and said, do not worry, I like to […]

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Meet the girl who sold her house and is exploring her spiritual self in India
The girl who sold her house and s travelling in India

As a solo traveller, who sets off with no fixed plan, I am  often asked this question:  How do I manage to travel all by myself and end up having a good time? You know, when you are travelling alone, you are never really alone. You constantly meet new people and when you are all […]

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A walk into Mumbai’s 93-year-old Parsi Restaurant
Britannia and Co, one of Mumbai's oldest Parsi Restaurant

It was 1923. Britannia and Company, one of Mumbai’s oldest Parsi restaurant was established in the city then called Bombay. That same year, Boman Kohinoor, the 93-year-old man, who now runs the restaurant was born. A few days ago, CNN Traveller initiated a campaign  in  which the nonagenarian Boman expressed his desire to meet Prince […]

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