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24 04, 2019

Neococo Empowers & Employs Refugee Women

By | April 24th, 2019|Categories: Central America, India, Los Angeles, Middle East|Tags: , |

Late last year, I had the fateful opportunity to meet the lovely Amrita Thadani over some Rosé on a Friday Jazz night at LACMA. Amrita is the founder of an ethical, fair trade and locally branded clothing company which employs refugee women and women of domestic violence. Neococo was founded in Fall 2017 as a [...]

16 03, 2019

Jai Jagat Tour Spreading Love from India to the US

By | March 16th, 2019|Categories: California, India, Los Angeles|Tags: , , , |

In January 2017, I spent 2 weeks learning about the non-profit work by Manav Sadhna in Ahmedabad, Gujarat State of India. The NGO, with it's base out of Gandhi's Ashram, is a support base for the underprivileged population in Ahmedabad. There is a large presence of their Seva (selfless work) in the 6+ slum neighborhoods throughout [...]

14 02, 2019

“Brave Girl Rising” Film Premieres 03.08.2019

By | February 14th, 2019|Categories: Africa, India|Tags: , , , , , |

As we approach International Women's Day in 2 weeks, Girl Rising, a non-profit behind the global initiative to educate and empower females, debuts another powerful short film called "Brave Girl Rising". The opening premiere will be on March 8, 2019. The film is made in collaboration with the International Rescue Committee and filmed in one [...]

11 10, 2018

Happy International Day of the Girl!

By | October 11th, 2018|Categories: India|

Kamla's father wanted her to drop out of secondary school to get married. Her fate looked grim until she had the idea to stage a hunger strike. Years later, she has graduated high school, received a grant from the Gandhi Fellowship and is now a teacher. She is giving back to girls and boys who [...]

1 09, 2018

“DelhiByLocals” Best Tourguides in Delhi

By | September 1st, 2018|Categories: Delhi, India|Tags: , , , |

“India is the cradle of the human race, the birthplace of human speech, the mother of history, the grandmother of legend and the great grandmother of tradition” -Mark Twain Traveling to India can be intimidating, especially as a female. As this blog was born 10 years ago due to my first trip to India, I [...]

7 04, 2018

Solo Female Travel Tips in India

By | April 7th, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , , |

Now that you have finally taken the plunge in booking your trip to India, here are some practical tips on preparing and packing. On another post, I will share the highlights of each region in India to help you decide where you should visit. India is a huge country with a vast landscape. There is [...]

5 03, 2018

The Japanese Restaurant in Rishikesh

By | March 5th, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , |

Rishikesh, one of India's most popular destination for foreigners and locals alike, is the place where spiritual seekers and devout Hindus come to pay homage. Known as the "Yoga Capital of the World", many that come are so drawn to this sacred place, that they come back time and again. And for some, they feel [...]

2 01, 2018

Grateful: A Love Song to the World

By | January 2nd, 2018|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , |

As we approach another new year, I reflect on my gratitude. To my support system and network around the world, a sincere THANK YOU. This travel blog was created on my first solo trip to India in 2008 initially for friends and families to follow my day-to-day wanderlust adventures. Back then, the Travel Blogging community was [...]

22 11, 2017

My Birthday: Another Library to be Bulit!

By | November 22nd, 2017|Categories: India|Tags: , , , , , , |

For the past 7 years, I have donated my birthday to Room to Read, an NGO I trust 100% and am so passionate about. Their mission & goal is for every child in the world to have access to education and literacy no matter where they were born. Today, there are approximately 800,000 people who [...]

22 10, 2017

7 Best Airbnbs for Female Travelers Around the World

By | October 22nd, 2017|Categories: Cuba, India, Morocco, Rajasthan, Senegal|Tags: , , , , , , , |

One of the most intimidating and misleading ideas of Traveling is how expensive it can be. Another concern is safety. So in respect to both, I've compiled a list of 7 Best Airbnbs for Female Travelers around the world that are not only affordable but are owned by lovely people. Staying with them will enhance [...]