Daastan-e-Musafir by Ambika Bhardwaj, Travel Writer, Photographer and Videographer
What inspired you to start the venture?
After 3 three years of Himalayan wanderings, I was overwhelmed with endless musing! Thus, there was an indispensable need to document travel! I started with a small travel blog called “Chalain?” and later also, started a Facebook page, called “Daastan-e-Musafir”
Your lowest and highest points in the journey so far?
Lowest, well there have been plenty, but here’s a recent one: I started as a travel writer with an adventure tour operator. But I wanted to take it one step ahead with travel photography and videography. So I quit my job. The only rise I saw at that point was a heap of unpaid bills!
Highest: Well, I think I am beginning to reach a threshold of an all time high! Each trip is adding a feather to my cap now! Right about now, I am off to see world’s third highest mountain, Kangchenjunga!
How are you prepared for the current role?
Positively, not someone who prepares much! But aye, I make sure that I document as much as possible while on the trip itself rather than relying on memory and Google, later!
What’s your success Mantra?
More than a line to stick by: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” George Bernard Shaw
What would you advise people who dream of making it big?
That there are no limits! We can always forge a head, a little, and a little more!
Any celebrity clients?
Couldn’t care less!