Mar 072016
Women Who Travel - Sometimes alone Sometimes with Family

Inspiring Women Travel Bloggers to follow on Women’s Day This month’s desi Travel digest focuses on bloggers and not on blog posts, and to celebrate the International Women’s Day, I am including only Women Travel Bloggers from India. The good thing is we are celebrating Tuesday, March 8 International Women’s Day 2016, or in short Women’s day. The sad thing is we need to celebrate, recognize and push forward Women’s day to highlight that everything is not hunky dory with the way our world looks at Women. Unfortunately like everything else in this selfie-obsessed world, where hashtags are greeted with the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 072016
desi Travel Digest 2015

Favorite Travel Blogs of 2015 : A desi Travel Digest We may be late with our desi Travel digest for December 2015, but let me assure you the wait was worth it. For those who are yet to read monthly desi digest here is a quick update:  Monthly desi digest is a round up of my favorite travel blog posts from around the world, with a clear bias towards desi travel bloggers. So far I was using my discretion for the same but for the year end 2015 special I thought why restrict desi digest only to what I [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Sep 132015
When desi Traveler Met Real Solo Traveler

What is the meaning of Solo Traveler ?? Boy, am I going to get in trouble for writing this? Already I got into some rough waters when I came out of the closet and informed to the world that I am an MBBS MD traveler. Irrespective of what you label your travel as my only point is that travel for the joy of it, for the discoveries that you will make both to the lands you travel and the person you are when you are on the road whether alone or with friends. Those who travel are already awesome in [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

May 032015
Women in Leadership of GHAC in Adventure and Travel

Women in Leadership: For Leadership is not gender specific It was not easy being a leader in India of yesterday. Be it politics, big business or various Woods like Bolly, Tolly, Molly you needed the right gene pool to stake your claim to the kingdom your grandpa formed,  making them all  Robin Hood, who took away from talented and distributed the loot among cousins. Things got tougher if you had an abundance of X chromosomes, as  your shot at leadership or breaking the glass ceiling was even tougher with 2X chromosomes.  Time and again we saw parents choosing a moronic [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Jan 212015
How I got my MBBS MD

desi Traveler gets his MBBS MD I did not start traveling with a reason, there was no guardian angel telling me that “Travel” it is my calling, no inner voice haunting me to leave everything, pickup a backpack, kick-start a bike and start traveling. It just happened, just like pimples in teenage, the most natural thing that can happen to you. So needless to say I get a bit puzzled when I am asked questions like why do you travel? What kind of traveler are you? What motivates you to travel etc?     And I never have any answer [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Nov 062013
10 tips for safe travels in Delhi

10 Safe Travel Tips and one cool app- Smart Suraksha We have lived in some of the most wonderful cities in India and traveled to more locations than I have written about.  There was a time when Delhi was considered to be unsafe for women while cities like Mumbai and Kolkata were considered to be safe for women. Unfortunately in recent past almost every city has become unsafe for women with incidents of rape, assault and harassment coming from every city. There could be many reasons for the same, one could be that the situation was always bad but [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Mar 082013
4 Women Who Travel and Lead

  A Special Post on Women’s day about 4 Women who travel and lead The Times They Are a-Changin’ sang Bob Dylan in 60s and trust me the times have not stopped changing since. The challenge is we as a society are not willing to accept that the patriarchal rules formed many moons ago unilaterally by men are way beyond their expiry date. There has been a lot of hue and cry in the country about safety of women traveler, and everybody and their uncle coming up with GYAN about the same.  So I thought on Women’s day why [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]