About Moi

नमस्ते. Hello. こんにちは. Bonjour. привет!

By the blue Ocean in Maldives

By the blue Indian Ocean in the Maldives

I am 25 years old, and an aspiring writer from Delhi, with a love for good food, travel, running and reading. I was born in Tokyo and speak 5-6 different languages (English, Marathi, Hindi, Japanese, French) and understand another 2-3 (Russian, Gujarati, Manipuri). I graduated as a computer engineer from NIT Kurukshetra in 2010, which was the scene for the famous battle in Mahabharata, a major epic of ancient India. Kurukshetra was the venue, not my college. The battle happened a long time ago.

I am a big fan of history. I think Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Sun Tzu and many other decorated generals were some of the coolest people in the world. It would be awesome to be where they all have been, and I plan to, soon. I like to read a lot, and this year, I want to read the works of Aristotle, Plutarch, Voltaire, Thoreau and Benjamin Franklin, who were all amazing people. I especially admire the thoughts of Buckminster Fuller. I browse this epic site once in a while to be inspired by amazing men and women throughout history, regardless of race or gender. The post about Nikola Tesla is especially kickass :)!

Inspiration is universal.

Other than being inspired and all fired up by history, I like exploring new places, foods and cultures.

Through life’s strange meanderings, after travelling through Japan, Russia, Mauritius, Syria, Maldives and various parts of India, I have ended up in Goa. And now I am out to discover it. 

One of the simplest and most delicious meals in Goa.

Chicken Cafreal @ Florentine: One of the simplest and most delicious meals in Goa.

I have often found that in the process of the discovery of a place, you discover about yourself too.

Hope this site helps you revel in the wonder of being at awesome beaches, food, music and the lesser known charms of Goa. And plan an unforgettable trip here.

Cheers.

Utsav

22 thoughts on “About Moi

  1. Woww… This is an amazing site where we can get a lot of information about the local food (which is my favourite 🙂 ).. Just a suggestion.. Add something about the culture and amazing facts of that place .. 🙂

    • Hey Asen! Thanks for your kind comments. I am working on a couple of ideas for better content about Goa. Do check out the other blog posts and let me know which one is your favorite :)!

    • Thank you! I am planning to learn Portuguese when I am in Brazil, in time for Carnival next year. I feel its best to learn directly from locals, so that we get the pronunciation correct.Plus it would help to dance with people in the Carnival :P!

  2. Hi-just wanted to thank you for all your recent likes on my blog and also for bringing me here where I look forward to exploring. If you enjoy things Indian, you might also enjoy a peek at my Indian Journal Blog where I post daily during my months each year in India… http://janesindiajournals.wordpress.com… And of course you are invited to visit Israel and I will be happy to help you learn Hebrew as your next language!! 🙂
    with love light and JOY

    • Thank you for your kind invitation, and it would definitely be nice to learn a new language :).

      I admire your enthusiasm and spirit, and will definitely be recommending some of your articles to friends who I know need the words of inspiration found there.

      Thanks again :).

      • thanks for your kind words! It is comments and feedback like this which keep me blogging. It is nice to know my words are not just floating uselessly around in cyberspace! 😀
        with love light and JOY and thanks again to YOU 🙂

    • Sounds good :). I can recommend a good French restaurant and like minded people, for wine, food and conversation :)! Look forward to your Goa visit, and hope to hear your story directly from you.

      Merci beaucoup.

  3. Hi Utsav I just discovered your blog and fell in love with your theme..GOA.Unfortunately I have not had any travel experience about Goa though have been dying to explore its culture, history, food and national parks.Thanks to your posts I can plan out my much awaited Goa trip.

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