3 Years on the Road: Behind the Scenes
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by Priyanka Gupta
1w ago
36 Months as an Itinerant Writer: What It Means to Live On The Go Table of Content [TOC] Introduction January 5′ 2024 Bangalore Here I’m in a hotel in Bangalore, writing this narrative and wondering why I feel so cold and why am I so uninterested and unenthusiastic about everything. I have stayed in hotel rooms ... READ MORE ..read more
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From Homeless to Home in Himachal: Travel Serendipity
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by Priyanka Gupta
1M ago
Homeless in Himachal During a Storm But Then We Find a Cosy Home in a Monastery—Travel Serendipity in Rewalsar Lake, the Himalayas 12:45 pm, May 25 Let’s see if we find a place in Rewalsar. 7 pm, May 25 Though I said let’s see if we find a space in Rewalsar today morning, I’m already ... READ MORE ..read more
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The Road Taketh, and the Road Giveth–Moments of Bliss
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by Priyanka Gupta
1M ago
Moments of Bliss on the Road I travel full-time—haven’t had a rented or owned home to call mine since February 2021. So when a friend asks, “What are your favorite moments from your journey?” many moments of bliss rush to me. I have hundreds of anecdotes of being frustrated, angry, afraid, or hopeless on the ... READ MORE ..read more
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A Serendipitous Stop in Karnataka Near Nandi Hills
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by Priyanka Gupta
1M ago
Keeping Our Eyes Open to the Wonders of the World At times, we look around us, and everything moving or even inanimate strikes us as beautiful. Travel, for sure, helps me appreciate the new and the old. But it also opens my eyes to things I might have ignored otherwise. Though I lived for years ... READ MORE ..read more
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A Green Affair in Siliguri–Picking Tomatoes and Turnips
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by Priyanka Gupta
1M ago
Though I stayed in Siliguri, a city in West Bengal, for more than two months, I have not written a blog post on it, yet. The reason could be that I was busy with a creative writing project that took all my time. I was not venturing out a lot either. With my head down ... READ MORE ..read more
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Best Books I Read in 2023
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by Priyanka Gupta
2M ago
When I started to list my best books to read in 2023 a week ago, there were so many travel books on it that I instead published my best travel books to read.  But I am here now, excited to share my most favorite books from 2023. These are not the latest releases of the ... READ MORE ..read more
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My Best Travel Books of All Time
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by Priyanka Gupta
2M ago
Though this piece began as the books I loved in 2023, as the number of books about traveling overpowered other categories, I decided to dedicate an entire blog post to the best travel books to read.  Here you will find all kinds of books on traveling: including some on traveling within one’s room and another ... READ MORE ..read more
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Hardworking Indian Women: Stories From, Literally, The Road
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by Priyanka Gupta
2M ago
Are Indian Women home-making or home-running? Let’s figure out. Highway Fruit Seller, Maharashtra Somewhere between Satpura National Park and Goa, the highway is fringed by women sitting on the pavement amidst baskets of fruits. It is a yellow afternoon. As my partner and I drive by, they wave and call while wiping the rainbow of ... READ MORE ..read more
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6 Years of On My Canvas
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by Priyanka Gupta
3M ago
Six Years of Running My Personal Growth and Travel Blog On My Canvas The past six years have been important to me in many ways. In them, I not only wrote on this blog and brought it to where it is today: an infinite source of inspiration, hope, and ideas for me and, hopefully, a ... READ MORE ..read more
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The Sizzling Taj Mahal, Sweet Petha, and Sahir Ludhianvi [Episode 5]
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by Priyanka Gupta
8M ago
Please note: This narrative is the fifth in the series of travel essays on my Sikkim to Himachal highway journey. The rest are available on the blog. Staring at the Symmetrical Taj Mahal, Soaking in Sun, and Scuttering Away from Petha Sellers After the Lucknow food tour, we drove on to Agra (Uttar Pradesh). My ... READ MORE ..read more
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