During the last one month or so, I was contacted by two different places in the online world for a feature. Participating in both these opportunities has been an absolute delight, a blessing mainly because both of them highlighted the word yatra for me in their own unique ways. Now that they are live - I am extremely thrilled to share them here with all of you!
Here they go:
1. Interview @WegoTravel:
First in line was an interview with WeGo India which asked questions revolving around me, my travels and My Yatra Diary... I loved answering the questions, because one, they gave me a chance to break away from my usual travel writing routine and two, they helped me to pause, reflect and understand my own self, my yatras and my little diary a bit more deeper.
Here is an excerpt:
"I love that feeling of walking in the footsteps of my ancestors. My yatras help me to slow down and I feel more connected, more settled in my heart. My parents are my inspiration and I am grateful to them for passing on this wanderlust gene to me."
|A group enjoys boat ride in Varanasi|
... And here is the link: http://www.wego.co.in/travel-guide/experience/yatras-help-slow-feel-connected-interview-travel-blogger-arti/
2. Guest post @Eli
Next to come was a guest post request for Eli's ExpatLiv. A Greek-Norwegian expat living in Mumbai since the past 2 years, Eli chronicles her myriad expat-life experiences on her blog in a fun, lively manner. Eli has been a warm wonderful friend in the online world ever since I have known her. Keeping in line with her most recent of challenges that involved thematic blogging for a complete month, taking one letter for every single day, she offered the letter Y to me with the topic 'Y for Yatra' and that was enough to get me excited! I really enjoyed writing this!
Here is an excerpt:
"Y" for Yatra...
But, what is a Yatra?
"I was nervous as I had seldom seen crowds of such huge intensity, let alone be a part of it. But I was mentally prepared for the battle, if ever there was one and my gut feeling told me this was going to be deep and exciting."
|Thank you so much for motivating me to write this, Eli.|
I am not sure if I would have written this otherwise.
... And here is the link: http://expatliv.blogspot.in/2014/04/y-for-yatra.html
Please do check them out and let me know your thoughts. Always very eagerly wait to hear from you. Thank you. :-)