The human behind Steps and Streets

“We all are a part of a society where following our passion is very underrated. But at the end of the day, doing what you love to do is the best reward you can gift yourself” ~ Tanisha Guin

Welcome to Steps and Streets!

I am a 21 y/o slow traveler and travel blogger/writer born and raised in Mumbai, India. Traveling has always been an important element of my growing years. I grew up influenced by my dad’s style of venturing out to lesser-known places. And that is what has inspired me to launch Steps and Streets with a major focus on “offbeat travel” be it in the cities or in the countrysides; with an occassional interest in being a tourist and doing some touristy stuff! 

Dad & Mum tripping through the jungles of Joypur in West Bengal, 2018.
Dad & Mum tripping through the jungles of Joypur in West Bengal, 2018.

I moved to my parents home to the rural plains of West Bengal a year ago. Our village in Medinipur is situated on the banks of the river Silabati amidst hundreds of paddy plantations and mud huts. Not many people come here because of its remote connectivity to the rest of the world…but I like it this way. On days when I am not exploring, or slow traveling, this tiny village of Gadighat with gorgeous silhouettes is where am based.

Nobody does Sunsets like home. Gadighat, West Bengal. 2019.
Nobody does Sunsets like home. Gadighat, West Bengal. 2019.
I hold a BA in Sociology and had worked extensively in the Development Sector before trying out my hands with travel blogging. I am a TESOL certified ESL teacher and that had helped me score some valuable projects in English education with the slum kids of Dharavi (Mumbai), female orphans of rural West Bengal and toddlers of rural Rajasthan. 

With my girls in Dharavi, Mumbai. 2017
With my girls in Dharavi, Mumbai. 2017

As a student of Sociology, I take great interest in knowing about a place beyond its geography and also shake hands with it’s culture, history and livelihoods. My previous work in the space of Education had offered me several opportunities to travel and explore India by giving back to the society holistically. Even though, I was dedicated and passionate about my work in the Development Sector, it was only after a series of illnesses during my work in Tilonia, Rajasthan that my life took a turning point and out of a very intense call of my gut I chose to take up travel blogging/writing full-time. 

Since then, in the past few months, my travel-struck life has given birth to a series of work profiles starting from a travel writer/blogger, travel Instagrammer, travel storyteller to a traveller!

Working-on-the-go in Jaisalmer, 2018
Working-on-the-go in Jaisalmer, 2018

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Apart from talking, breathing, reminiscing travel, and actually travelling, I have another fetish that is just as dear to me as travel – BOOKS! My love for books doesn’t really stop at reading them but goes on till hoarding and hoarding some more! After books, ranks my interest in exploring quaint-pretty cafes, and meeting hoards of new people. 

A good book & a quaint cafe. Life at its best in Mumbai. 2019.
A good book & a quaint cafe. Life at its best in Mumbai. 2019.

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Be it with my choices in the way I travel, the books I read or the cafes I explore, I’m a human, who has an eye for all things uncommon, uncanny and unusual! 

To the one reading this, yes, You! Welcome to my world of lesser-known experiences, goofy encounters, long tales and high-spirited reads! 

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