About

After flirting with journalism, translations and even Zoology for over two decades, I have found my true love in traveling. I spend my time exploring the nooks and crannies of India, though I believe nobody can fully discover this vast country but I have vowed to try anyway! When not traveling, I am persistently writing about my adventures, which range from trekking in one of the most hostile terrains on earth i.e. in Siachen Glacier to snorkeling in sleepy, exotic islands of Andaman and Nicobar. My tales of adventures and encounters regularly appear in reputed publications. And if I am neither traveling nor writing about it, I am spending time at cultural hubs in Delhi, looking for inspiration and meeting fellow travelers, and scrounging the city bookstores & libraries for travelogues. I have always been a mountain child and dream of owning a wooden cottage in the Himalayas with a gigantic library.

In a way, we all are travellers, spending our lives in transit …… and here in my own humble way, I am trying to recreate the experiences of my journey towards the unknown!!!

I am a professional writer, translator, a travel journalist ..with so many pursuits in life that I call myself a “girl” with thousand agendas! I left my well cushioned job a little time ago to pursue other interests in life. Translation supports me and writing keeps me happy! I live in Delhi, NCR with my journalist husband and 2 kids.

11 thoughts on “About

  1. Hello Alka,

    Just stumbled upon your blog and what a pleasant surprise!!!

    I was really overwhelmed with the diverse travel stories from across India.

    I just love trekking but yet to explore the mighty Himalayas.

    It’s really great to find your travel adventures here with beautiful images.

    Let me explore your posts one by one 🙂

    Have a great time 🙂

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    • Hi Sreejith

      this just reminds me what Lawrence Block said once – “Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.”
      I am glad you have liked my journeys in words and pictures. Keep traveling with my blog and I promise to take my readers all over! The places I travel to are worth knowing more .. Happy reading!

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