Life of a Global Desi
12. Why ‘Slow Travel’? Ft. Vikas Plakkot

12. Why ‘Slow Travel’? Ft. Vikas Plakkot

April 24, 2020

Vikas Plakkot takes us on an insightful and deliberate journey to immerse in the 'Slow Travel movement'.  Braving over the 'FOMO, the fear of missing out', developing a mindset that rejects traditional ideas of tourism, encourages one to soak in cultures, and keep yourself open to new experiences is a luxury, today Vikas can never go back to being just a tourist ever again. A transformative Teach for India fellow, co-founder of Just for Kicks, a TEDx speaker, a travel journalist with NatGeo, avid slow traveller, Vikas is looking for his next adventure at the moment. Follow Vikas on Twitter

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11. Why are Indians obsessed with Bollywood?

11. Why are Indians obsessed with Bollywood?

April 17, 2020

Aarati: I was in LOVE with Shah Rukh Khan! Archana: Who wasn't?

For gems like this listen to this episode! Raj-Simran, Laila-Majnu, and the god awful Bollywood stereotypes! Growing up, were you too cool for Bollywood and pretend to be so even today? How did it shape your idea of LOVE? Why are we movie star struck? Is Bollywood evolving? What is the promise of new-age cinema? Do desis relate to Bollywood more after moving abroad? Join us as we explore how Bollywood shaped us and continues to do so. Have anything to add? 

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10. Why explore ‘Offbeat Tracks’? Ft. Vandana Vijay

10. Why explore ‘Offbeat Tracks’? Ft. Vandana Vijay

April 10, 2020

What adventures does one encounter when they explore 'Offbeat Tracks'? How many stereotypes does a woman entrepreneur need to shatter to be taken seriously? How does a leader lead in times of crises, especially if you are the CEO of an experiential travel company?Vandana Vijay, founder of OffBeat Tracks demystifies all this and much more, on our 10th episode! A TEDx speaker, fitness freak, and a major foodie, but her deep rooted love for the Himalayas and its cultural diversity takes the cake! So excited as we journey to double digits episodes with a strong and empowered voice in Vandana Vijay! Hope you can travel virtually with us on this episode!

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9. Who are Indian Army Brats?

9. Who are Indian Army Brats?

April 3, 2020

How "Braty" are Indian Army Brats? Is life difficult growing up moving every two years or is it privilege? What are some pros and cons of being a Fauji Kid? What skills from an Army childhood can we apply to being global desis?

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