Let’s join in to hear numerous travel experiences from Solo Travelers all around the globe. For a minimal fee of Rs. 300/- enjoy hours of travel talks, refreshments including snacks and experiences worth a lifetime.
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The 1st Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
Words fall short to introduce our speaker, Mrs. Nisrin Mustafa Lokhandwala A Toastmasters certified “Competent Communicator”, an “Influencer of Change” and an entrepreneur, Nisreen has gathered many accolades in her professional career being a trainer of Soft Skills, English and IELTS.
Talking about her as a traveller, Nisreen started her international travel list with the countries that usually people dread, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. She has also covered Africa, Dar-se-Salam, Cairo and Nairobi. She believes that Travel brings one closer to God and instills humanity. Traveling through the lengths and breadths of India, Nisreen is a confident go getter who believes in writing her own story and helps people find their answers through her stories.
The 2nd Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
Ms. Dewanshi Patil a student of Media and Communications, is currently in her third year of college. working with a social enterprise called Happy Roots as a Marketing and Communications manager, she started her own social initiative called Muditaa a year back which aims on bringing change through unconventional mediums.
Her first solo travel was at the age of 18 and since then her love for solo traveling has just kept growing. In the past two years, she has done a travel internship, worked at cafes for free food and stay, hitchhiked innumerable times, travelled profusely in Goa and Himachal and recently did a ten day Vipassana course. She believes that stories have the power to inspire anyone and collecting them is what makes her happy. These stories are a part of her just like the long list of people she has met over her travels.. People are what keep her alive. She is passionate about traveling because it helps her be a part of this world better.
The 3rd Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
Photography, for me it’s a tool for creating awareness and understanding across cultures, communities, and countries; a tool that expresses the feeling of a time and place, portrays a land, its people – culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.
Kartik Wat is a Documentary, Travel, Adventure & Fine Arts photographer. His body of work include ‘India: En-route to contemporary spiritual journey, ‘Documentaries : Unwittingly literary’, ‘Adventure’ and other archives.
His photographs have been featured in Astronomy Magazines, Publications, Newspapers, Adventure and Travel Blogs round the globe.
He’s a motivational speaker who keeps on inspiring people with his compelling travel stories.
Currently based out of Pune-India, Kartik’s journey started at the age of just 11 . Till date, he has backpacked to many places across India, trekked to one of the world’s most challenging treks, volunteered with NGO’s for free medical check-up programs and Nature education programs in remotes of wildlife sanctuaries in India.
The 4th Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
“Everyone has their own definition of travel because their journey is different, their experiences are different and most importantly their reasons are different. Some do it to escape their mundane life, some do it to discover themselves, and some do it to peel off their stress layers. I travel because I like to feel alive every day; I want my every day to be different. Travel, to me is like stepping into another dimension, a natural unexplored space where I want to spend my timeless existence.” – Rizwan Khan
Rizwan Khan is a 25-year-old Software Engineer turned full-time traveller. Also a Grade ‘A’ Certified Mountaineer and Skier with a proven track record of high-intensity outdoor adventure activities. He is a Passionate Toastmaster, Parkour Traceur, Sprinter and also he has his interest inclined towards Art & Craft.
Rizwan took a leap of faith last year by quitting his IT Job. In one year of travel experience, Rizwan has done more than 20 treks around Maharashtra and Himalayas. He has covered the upper half of India and lower half is still left. He has recently been featured in a blog by Thrillophila.
The 5th Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
For her, Travelling is the food for her soul. To satiate this hunger, She takes to the wheels whenever She is longing for inner peace. And For her, nothing equals the cuddle and warmth of nature. Her sojourns began as a kid and continued through years as she has stayed at places which perhaps didn’t even exist on the map of India which people from the defence services might be able to relate to. Her inquisitiveness only grows as She travels to new places and learns about their history, heritage and culture.
Nidhi D Gulati chose her metier basis her passion for travel and exploration. She is a journalist turned communicator who donned several hats in both print and television news for over 13 years, before moving to a corporate role to carve her niche as communications specialist. She continues to traverse on her journey of exploration with her 8 year old son and now sees the same place through his perspective too.
#Announcing The 6th Speaker of the Solo Travellers Meetup – Pune
“Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need to escape from!” Our next speaker has taken this quote too seriously 😁
While growing up, Bhagyashri Patwardhan, an ENTC engineer was a complete ‘Natgeo’ child. She remembers being a mad fan of GLOBE TREKKER starring Ian Wright ..becoz of that program, she was introduced to whole new world outside her city rather outside India..giving birth to a dream to travel across the world all alone..
In 7th grade She went on a 15 day Trekk with completely unknown group of people across India under Youth Hostel Association of India, that being her first trip without any family member😁
She started Photography from 8th grade after being gifted a video camera by her dad.😛
She believes Travel and photography works hand in hand..
She confirmed her passion whilst she grew up and started working on it. She
started Travel photography and a travel company to raise funds for her solo travel.
Uptill now She has travelled 80% of India and few Asian countries 😊her photography work is published in leading magazines as well as newspaper.
She Has written lots of travelogues in magazines. Recently ALL INDIA RADIO Mumbai has interviewed her regarding her Travel and photography experiences
Being a Doodler too…She likes to doodle wherever She goes
Leaving her job for full time travelling.
She also does part time ‘Kheti’ and is
Based in Pune as well as Amravati, bhagyashri is a Wildlife lover and an Ornithologist by hobby.