Hi there! I'm so flattered that you showed interest in knowing who I am, and clicked on this self-absorbed page! I hope to not let you down. Although I'm still on a quest to know myself deeply, here's a li'l bit that can help you know who I am 🌻
I had read an article where Simon-De- Beauvoir said, “I’m just one among you, I’m one with a different view… I am awfully greedy; I want everything from life. I want to have many friends and to have loneliness, to work much and write, to travel and enjoy myself, to be selfish and to be unselfish… You see, it is difficult to get all which I want. And then when I do not succeed I get mad with anger… I suffer from lack of patience, but at times, I feel there can be no one more calm than me.”
An absolute foodie and a die-hard ‘mountain-aholic’, I love to read and write! (Give me a book and I’ll love you all the more!)
This is me – Riyanka, an ordinary urban-middle-class Bong, living my extraordinary dreams of exploring the world! I believe in the miracles of destiny and want to travel to places, near & far, spend time with the natives, binge on local food, and absorb their culture.
Life is like a book to me and whatever we do, adds more stories to it. Needless to say, I enjoy writing about my experiences, and whatever comes my way, for I believe that each and every bit helps in making the chapters more colorful. I want to have the most amazing stories in my book of life so that by the time I turn 60, I can sit back, relax, and enjoy flipping through my own pages.
Over the last few years (until the pandemic turned our lives upside down!) I had the opportunity to travel to a lot of places (in India and abroad) and I escaped to the mountains often – blame it on my ardent love for the quaint Himalayan towns and Lemon-Honey-Ginger tea!
Off late, I’m learning to embrace a slow-travel style, indulging more in month-long trips, where I can work and travel simultaneously (basically what we call as a ‘workation’). This also gives me a chance to sink into the local life, and do the not-so-touristy things, exploring the hidden gems of the place. Usually hopping from one place to another, seeking new adventures, meeting new people, scribbling on postcards, and fueling my ‘wanderlust’, you’ll mostly find me sitting at mountainside cafes with a book, binging on momos and Maggi but occasionally, I love to get drunk on beaches as well!
You can read more about my adventures and experiences, thoughts, and monologues here:
Life Gram, Life Hack, Elephant Journal, Thrive Global, The Better India, Travelettes, Thought Catalog, Huffington Post, Maptia, The Travel Manual, Suitcase Stories, etc.
Currently working as a Branded Content & Community Manager with Tripoto, I’ve previously worked with Volunteering Solutions as a Content Creator as well as an AirBlack Influencer, curating amazing travel itineraries & collections for mindful travelers, who are keen to experience something unique!