Traveller, interior designer (with a strong inclination towards sustainable solutions), wildlife enthusiast, sports freak, internet addict, an amateur blogger… these are some of the roles that I choose to play in different contexts that I find myself in.
But this isn’t about all of these roles, this is about travel and wildlife…
As a child, taking the 3 day train journey from Gujarat (where I was born and stayed for 27 years) to Kerala (where my family comes from) for every summer break, was the best part of the year. The journey was a holiday in itself and the dramatically changing landscapes that I saw through the window were fascinating to say the least. The days spent at our ancestral home in Kerala were full of new experiences and great joy and these were precious moments that made a strong impact on me.
In the years that followed, basketball, design school and a life of independence, gradually developed in me, a strong urge to travel and explore new places… there emerged a need to understand a way of life that did not offer the comfort of contextual familiarity.
Moving to Bangalore in 2008 introduced me to a world where travelling became the focus and in 2010 I decided to quit my salaried design job and became a freelance designer. The road since then has been tough but when I look at the freedom I now have to pursue my dream of travelling, I have no complaints. This shift also gave me the time to explore newer ventures and earlier this year, a few friends and I got together to create Travellers Meet in Bangalore, a platform for travellers to meet fellow travellers, share stories and get inspired.
A Malayali born in Gujarat, I’ve travelled to 17 states and 5 union territories of India and only very recently completed my first international trip visiting Thailand and Cambodia in September this year!
I believe there is a lifetime of travel left to aspire for and this blog is about stories, inspirations, destinations, tips and dreams, basically every thing related to travel!
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