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Elita
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Traveller or Tourist? Writer or Blogger? Journey or Destination? These are a few of my favourite conundrums. Well, okay, not favourite. I have (mostly) rested my case on the first two scenarios with an “i-don’t-know” as my answer. For the third though, I…

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It’s the first day of the last month of a year that literally just swooshed by! Okay, I’ll cut the small talk. And here’s a hypothesis I’d like to test (someday): Any experience/person/ thing that induces Envy or Sympathy is likely to be more popular than…

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iThank | My India: #ThePeopleIHaveMetSeries
In February earlier this year, I accomplished a feat for myself - the feat of having travelled to each of India's 29 states at least once before my 29th birthday! And I'd been thinking of a way to commemorate it, to bring it all together in a manner that is...

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iRediscover | How We Got Rerouted To Assam: Part II
“Where have you reached?” “Where are you right now?” “Ask anyone for the bus-stand and get to the bus from there.” “No, no. It cannot be that the last bus for the day has already
departed. Have you asked the people at the bus-stand? Oh okay. Ask for the
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iCelebrate | An Anniversary And An Announcement
I was in capital a couple of weeks ago to facilitate a workshop with an NGO and had called for an Ola Share while getting from Noida to Delhi. It
was the week the rain gods had graced the city with their presence. Now for
someone who hails from the coast an...

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iRediscover | How We Got Rerouted To Assam: Part I
“Elita, you cannot come to
Nagaland right now. There is an indefinite state-wide ‘bandh’ beginning today.
I am so sorry about this” read the text message. The effects of having spent five days in heavily militarised Manipur
(though very safe with nothing un...

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iRediscover | How We Got Rerouted To Assam: Part I
“Elita, you cannot come to
Nagaland right now. There is an indefinite state-wide ‘bandh’ beginning today.
I am so sorry about this” read the text message. The effects of having spent five days in heavily militarised Manipur
(though very safe with nothing un...

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iExpress | Dear Journal Writer...
Dear Journal Writer, I’ve seen you scrawling. I’ve seen you furiously scribbling away. I’ve seen you fill reams and reams of sheets I’ve seen how the grip around your pen increases and decreases.  I've likened that experience to looking at a time-lapse vide...

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iRediscover | The Kindness of Strangers in Mizoram
“So Google Maps says we need to
keep going straight. But I think we should also just ask someone. I don’t want
us to have walked off in the wrong direction. Not on a hilly terrain”, I
was saying to my friend when as if on cue, the Universe plops Sangeeta ri...

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iNarrate | The Backstory of #BeYouForYou and #HaveFeetWill Travel
QUESTION: What do you think is common between: a 15 year old with a journal, a 22 year old tired about being body-shamed for being ‘thin’, a 24 year old who’s travelled solo for the first time, a 26 year old who quit her illusion of control (aka a full-time...
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