Who Am I?

Hello! I’m Surya 🙂 I am a 24 25 year old Architect from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and Product Designer from Domus Academy, Milan (does this sound like a resume? Whoops 😛 ).

Galeries Lafayette, Paris March 2013

Galeries Lafayette, Paris
March 2013

Growing up, I was ‘normal’. I had no passion except for hating routine with a vengeance. While everyone else I knew nonchalantly settled into jobs after college, I spent the entire week longing for the weekend, and then started sulking on Friday, dreading Monday. Work. Home. Sulk. Repeat.

I quit my job in 10months, spent a few months doing nothing and realised I could end up whiling my life away. So, looking for inspiration, I moved to Milan to study Design.

After escaping the shackles of my liberal yet sheltered upbringing, I started traveling. And that’s when I found myself.

Once the unremarkable girl with no apparent ambition, I now have the coolest stories. I’m the one who doesn’t just live, but thrives,for I have jumped off cliffs, hitchhiked solo in countries I didn’t speak the language, trusted strangers and had out of the world experiences. Each trip makes me come alive.

It's a wonder my face didn't explode!

Jumping off a cliff in Split, Croatia!

My family says I became this person, I say I always was.

I want to see the world, decipher unintelligible street signs and drink coffee in cozy little cafes with new friends while absorbing their cultures. Live with them and laugh with them. Grow with them.

And maybe somewhere along the way I will find my peace.

Now that I’ve told you all about myself 🙂 It’s your turn to talk to me. Hello, my name is Surya… And you are? 😉

17 responses to “Who Am I?

  1. My First Reaction after seeing your blog : Wonderful 🙂 🙂 as I naïve blogger I read other People’s blog Just to see and learn how they are writing a Blog? How to make your Blog and posts More interesting and lively? etc. etc. and stumbled across yours 🙂 I can see a glimpse of an architect in your Blog Neat , Clean and organized 🙂 (even if it’s a wordpress provided customization) you did a good Job designing it. after seeing your blog i kinda feel that it was bad choice of selecting BlogSpot over wordpress. BlogSpot kinda sucks in designing. let me move to wordpress. love the color combination Blue and white 🙂 🙂 well i have just written two posts but i am gonna take this as an inspiration and i am gonna write More 🙂 Just read one post of yours (About Hitchhiking) interesting post (Great tips and gyaan to all the solo traveler and it’s brave), Gonna read all of’em 🙂 Kudos Once again 🙂 Happy Travelling and Blogging 🙂 🙂

    • Wow! Thank you so much for your kind (and extremely encouraging) words. I’m a beginner myself and still struggling to find a balance between presenting experiences and information in a light hearted way 🙂 Thanks a lot for stopping by!!

  2. Dude! You are like the baap of travel blogging! How did I miss this Granny! Love it! Am looking forward to going throug all your posts! Jealous and a little proud also 🙂 xoxo

  3. i do not know how i came in touch with this blog but it was a good enough to meet some one from India running a blog so professionally .i also writes form Kathmandu under the site (www.marshyangdi.com) and hope we can make some network of blogger in this region and inspire more peoples to travel .

  4. Hi Surya, thanks it was awesome reading your blog.. just surprised to see something which i would love to do, want to do is done by someone.. 🙂

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