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Balancing the Act- Bagpackerme - Travel Podcast

Storytelling Podcasts

'Balancing the act' talks about how you manage your job and experience the world. (Before covid-19 got to this planet) How difficult is it for you to write your story? A story that the world should know of. A story of not the most famous villages and towns. But your unique take on life, travel, food and everything in the middle. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us" Well, this is what I do with mine. I listen to stories get inspired and take on learnings from the wise. I trust you will give this an ear and more importantly tell your story to the world.

'Balancing the act' talks about how you manage your job and experience the world. (Before covid-19 got to this planet) How difficult is it for you to write your story? A story that the world should know of. A story of not the most famous villages and towns. But your unique take on life, travel, food and everything in the middle. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us" Well, this is what I do with mine. I listen to stories get inspired and take on learnings from the wise. I trust you will give this an ear and more importantly tell your story to the world.

Location:

India

Description:

'Balancing the act' talks about how you manage your job and experience the world. (Before covid-19 got to this planet) How difficult is it for you to write your story? A story that the world should know of. A story of not the most famous villages and towns. But your unique take on life, travel, food and everything in the middle. "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us" Well, this is what I do with mine. I listen to stories get inspired and take on learnings from the wise. I trust you will give this an ear and more importantly tell your story to the world.

Twitter:

@bagpackerme

Language:

English

Contact:

09920992026


Episodes

A trek to the tip of Buran Ghati - Avni Gupta | Ep #9

11/30/2021
Ever imagined yourself walking through a landscape of snow filled with the most breathtaking sceneries . We have just the place in mind for you. In the fourth episode of Balancing the Act we have Avni Gupta who is a Communications Professional, a Cat Mom and a fitness enthusiast. She decided to go for a trek to Himachal Pradesh where they climbed upto the summit of Buran Ghani. According to her it was a place that had no impression of pollution and was beautiful with stages where she saw...

Duration:00:19:13

Kashmir, yours locally- Abhishek Mande Bhot | Ep #8

11/7/2021
Kashmir is blessed with a bounty of beauty but at the same time when we say Kashmir we often wonder about safety. Is it really safe? Is it as breathtaking as the pictures? Well having the first hand experience of Abhishek Mande Bhot who is an independent journalist who works with companies like Microsoft, GQ and the Washington Post. He is also a columnist for Moneycontrol.com. So, which lense did he choose to show us when he visited Kashmir? Definitely not all the local tourist spots or...

Duration:00:18:55

Getaway with your cheat days- Pashmi and Jash Shah | Ep #7

11/3/2021
Spent hours in the gym and you want to have an ice cream tub but are too scared to indulge in it. Well this episode has got you covered, Jash and Pashmi are two entrepreneurs who have combined their love for fitness and the taste of delicious ice cream into one box of delight. How do you ask? Well listen to find out. But then again what inspired them to do this? Well ideas can come in the most random form and this time it was in the middle of our favourite thing to do, travel. So grab a bowl...

Duration:00:13:14

Living it up in the mountain ranges- Peter Van Geit | Ep #6

10/30/2021
Well for a lot of us India is our motherland right? But how does it look like from the perspective of someone from the west? In this episode we have Peter Van Geit, who is an explorer and a minimalist from Belgium who had his world turned upside down after what he calls “fate” called him to go to India for business. And you can’t imagine what happened next, Peter fell in love with the streets or the “galees” and the culture and natural beauty of India. Soon he started exploring the Western...

Duration:00:23:41

Travel has no bounds when the worlds your family- Rajat Shukla Ep #5

10/26/2021
Ever planned a trip and the only thing stopping you is your budget? Well in the fifth episode of Balancing the Act, we have Rajat Shukla, a bushcraft minimalist, who has travelled 17 states, 6 union territories and Nepal all with the one thing our mind most worries about!! Money! Having no budget and going wherever the road takes you has landed him in various places all across India. From forts to mountains he has seen it all and the travel is enriched by people. The experiences and life...

Duration:00:20:42

The Journey to find Oneness with Self! Deepa Shad EP #4

10/22/2021
Deepa is a seeker and look what we have in this episode. We have reached episode 4. Now we deep dive into journeys into Mountains and searching for Heaven on Earth. Studying art, history and people that lead to now becoming a spiritual leader. Do you know that dance was a form a meditation? Have you heard about Neem Karoli Baba, Osho or Sadguru? Look no further, this is an episode you must hear! Host- Kevin Harding - https://www.instagram.com/btwimkevin To share feedback, Information about...

Duration:00:22:06

Trip on, live on - Pallavi & Pradyuman Singh EP #3

10/18/2021
Many a times being a tourist seems exciting but what is even more exciting is new lenses and perspectives. In the third episode of Balancing the Act we venture into Pushkar, along with Pallavi and Pradyuman to a new way of exploration. If you love picturesque sceneries and not being ‘usual traveller’ this episode is the right one for you. So what are you waiting for? Trip on, Live on Pallavi https://www.instagram.com/modaninja Host- Kevin Harding - https://www.instagram.com/btwimkevin To...

Duration:00:21:36

Strangers in a group, travellers at heart - Niyati Saxena| EP #2

10/14/2021
Just started travelling and you do not know how to navigate? Want to travel solo but you are still skeptical? The second episode of bagpckerme has got you covered. In this episode we have Niyati (https://instagram.com/migrantmusings ) who traded her law to be a travel leader. Why you ask? Hear the podcast to find out. If you’re looking for a weekend trip or a ten day trip, you know where to go. She will not only help you explore the thrill of travel but also the adventure and craziness that...

Duration:00:17:46

Diamonds are woman’s best friends? Think again - Garima Pande Kalia & Akshat | EP #1

10/10/2021
Whether you want to learn mixology or a take a private cooking class in Bali. Well looks like we got you covered. Season 2 of Balancing the Act starts with “Wandering Jane” or as the founders Garima and Akshit picture it; someone who is a vivid, wandering traveller who can enjoy the pleasantries hidden in the small crevices of local markets and the talent and vigour of cities. From local to your location is what you will get. Woman travelling together also increase the comfort and strive to...

Duration:00:25:27

Bishnupur: A Royal indulgence to Indian History – Souhardya De| Ep #20

12/6/2020
Episode finale and here is what I had in store for you. A 16 years old Indian author of historical fiction and art! Souhardya De who is also a fellow podcaster - The podcast is entitled “Cosmographia: The Graeco Romans, the Egyptians and Us” on Apple, JioSaavn, Gaana, Google podcast! We speak in details about how he became a writer at such an early age and what influences him to travel. In our conversation, you will here about the various passion he pursues and his trip to Bishnupur. The...

Duration:00:13:33

Arunachal Pradesh: Wisdom from over 250 Villages in India- Akshay Varma | Ep #19

11/29/2020
This episode is for anybody that wants to shift away from their daily life and achieve so much more from life. Modern day and environment studies expert and go getter Akshay Verma joins us and explain to us about his curiosity to build, document and innovate. We understand how “Windows to Vernacular” was born and the exploring and engaging it did with their work. Further, we discuss in details the excitement of what they will learn in places like Tawang , Ladakh, Manipur, Rajasthan, Jaipur...

Duration:00:25:31

Immersing in Palampur's Tea and Pottery - Samreen Tungekar | Ep #18

11/14/2020
I get to a new slice to life with Samreen who currently is the assistant editor of Man’s World Magazine! She is doing something really cool to promote local food ventures – Check it out every Thursday – “Where to order dinner tonight” is the name, remember it! We discuss how experiences matter and what kind of the perks of being at editor position holds. We also decode where can you next get your special Bombay coffees sorted from, so stay alert! Stories to tell you about Dalhousie and...

Duration:00:21:01

Holy Forking in Vietnam- Angie Dsouza | Ep #17

11/8/2020
This episode, we are in a conversation with Angie D'Souza a customer retention specialist, a marketing professional, and a chef! Well we did speak about food but there is a lot more in this episode! Her Labor of love as she calls it is 5 years old this November and she is here to give away a few things to the people of Bombay, so listen till the end and stand a chance to win hampers! In her travel escapades to Vietnam you will hear about place that you defiantly must visit and enjoy (Star...

Duration:00:14:50

How being an Airbnb host can change your life! Son Doong Cave- Matthew Fraser | Ep. #16

11/1/2020
In this episode, I get to you World Explorer & Scuba Instructor from Los Angeles, USA. We discuss about travels during the pandemic. His rich knowledge and understanding of travel will make you take that one-way ticket out of your house that you have always dreamt of. We also decode the most important of questions that will come to your mind of how you can keep continuing to travel the world with some sort of an financial arrangement in place. We then continue to speak about world's largest...

Duration:00:22:17

Bali: How to get fit on your vacation - Tharun Sholarajan | Ep. #15

10/25/2020
Fitness is a passion for many people. Today, we have the perfect combination of fitness passion and travel Tharun, who is the Head Coach of Gold Gym and is on a mission to transform 1 million lives. Learning about commitment and perseverance from his father he decided to make a career in fitness. This episode is a combination of food, fitness and travel. Travel with us to Bali, Sri Lanka and Goa. Learn about good food and health as well as how to lead a healthier lifestyle through the...

Duration:00:23:51

Outside of agency hours in London – Ayesha Kapadia | Ep. #14

10/18/2020
What is art? Do you wonder about it? Well this episode it for you! In this journey of art, you will hear of Ayesha Kapadia AKA Komet Juice giving her learning, growing and explaining how things are done in real life. Her life changing experiences in London was defined by her looking at Andy Warhol’s art at the Tate. However, we compared those to art galleries here in India. Now that we are in India, let Ayesha guide you to the Art Night Thursday in Colaba, Bombay is one place you need to...

Duration:00:14:49

Paris: A dance workshop can touch your soul - Chandni Davda | Ep. #13

10/11/2020
This week, I get to you a story about Dancer during the day, pianist at night, Harvard graduate of 2020 and a digital strategist for WWE South Asia. Chandni Davda is someone who really wants to change the world with her love for music and dance. She talks about various experiences from music festivals to her academic experiences. Along with her we venture into various places such as Paris, Finland, Spain and LA. Also lays emphasis on being true to yourself, learning self discovery , having...

Duration:00:20:19

Ayodhya: A life changing moment in history - Gaurav Sarkar | Ep. #12

10/4/2020
We deep dive into various cases of reporting which Gaurav narrates in details. You will get an idea of what goes into featured writing and how long form articles are juice for your mind. If you are a fan of Aamir khan or were keen to know about the verdict of Ayodhya as a citizen of India. This episode is for you! However, if you wish to help someone- we will be happy to take up the help to find a 17-year-old autistic boy, Tarun Gupta who went missing from his home in Mumbai's Colaba on...

Duration:00:18:54

Rajasthan will never lose its charm! – Dhaval Doshi| Ep. #11

9/27/2020
In the last episode, we figured how work could remotely work and still enjoy life during the pandemic while taking all safety measures. But this week, I get to you a story which is as dynamic as you would want life to get for you. Dhaval Doshi has 2 vocations of a teacher and an entrepreneur. He currently heads Digital at Gold Gyms India and there's more that you must listen. I deep dive into making sure to understand what makes him do this! He gave me straight and honest answers and hasn’t...

Duration:00:19:16

Think Goa! Think Workation- Unni Nambiar | Ep. #10

9/20/2020
In the last episode, we understood about the amazing food and the experience that one could take away from Dubai. This week in episode 10, I get to you Unni Nambiar- a Copywriter, Biker and Techno music enthusiast. In this podcast we speak about how an engineer becomes a Copywriter. He also says that 2 wheels is what keeps him sane during his life. A solo ride from Mumbai -Kerala – Goa – Mumbai in 7 days is what we start our podcast with. The experience of a solo ride and what changed in his...

Duration:00:17:01