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This is a podcast from the passionate travelers for the passionate travelers by the passionate travelers. It is a podcast with multiple shows that covers stories, journeys, interviews, conversations and experiences that are fun, adventurous, intriguing, interesting and inspiring, with a focus on sustainable and responsible travel. 

This podcast is owned and produced by Rustik Travel, which will air only neutral and unbiased content relevant to travelers. For details on each show, please do visit https://rustiktravel.com/podcast

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This is a podcast from the passionate travelers for the passionate travelers by the passionate travelers. It is a podcast with multiple shows that covers stories, journeys, interviews, conversations and experiences that are fun, adventurous, intriguing, interesting and inspiring, with a focus on sustainable and responsible travel. 

This podcast is owned and produced by Rustik Travel, which will air only neutral and unbiased content relevant to travelers. For details on each show, please do visit https://rustiktravel.com/podcast

    TC: Ep 34. Travel Inspired Writing with S Venkatesh

    TC: Ep 34. Travel Inspired Writing with S Venkatesh

    We have all grown up reading books. While reading many a times we have become so entangled with the characters and the plots in those that the line between imagination and reality has blurred quite often. Be it chasing Alice down the rabbit hole or following Harry Potter’s adventures. We have often wondered what inspires those writers to conjure such magic through their words.

    S Venkatesh (Venky) is one author for whom travel is an integral part in writing. He is someone who is inspired by travel, someone who travels to research and quite often writes while traveling.

    His two books KaalKoot and the latest one AgniBaan are a testament of that.

    An investment banker, an IIT-IIM alumnus he is your atypical author who loves to travel and write and vice-versa :)

    In this episode titled “Travel Inspired Writing with S Venkatesh” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we talk to him about his love for traveling and writing and how both are interlinked.

    Podcast Summary: Travel Inspired Writing with S Venkatesh

    Hosts: Hemant Soreng & Rajesh Nair

    00:00:00: Intro. About yourself. Traveling while growing up. Earlier influences.
    - How travel has influenced writing.
    00:07:04: The process of writing. The first book - KaalKoot. Second book - AgniBaan
    - a bit on the book - setting, plot and characters.
    - How travel influenced while writing this book? Places, research etc.
    00:45:13: Which travel experiences/destinations have influenced while writing your books? Esp. Historical places/events, ancient civilizations.
    00:56:25: How has travel evolved and how has it impacted/changed you as a person?
    01:02:06: Which places, cultures, setting would you like to write about? And visit as well?
    01:04:01: Conclusion. Outro.

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    • 1 hr 5 min
    FT: Ep 9. Marathons - Where’s the finish?

    FT: Ep 9. Marathons - Where’s the finish?

    In this episode titled “Marathons - Where’s the finish?” of the show Fiya’s Trivia (FT) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we will talk about the history of marathon, interesting anecdotes, how a woman conned the organizers to run the Boston marathon, ultra-marathons and unique marathons held in locations like Antarctica, Great Wall of China, Rann of Kutch desert and other interesting facts.

    Fiya’s Trivia (FT) is a show on The Rustik Travel Podcast that is just about everything under the sun. And beyond! The show is meant for 8 to 16 year olds with interesting information for all age groups to listen in to enrich your travel experience. Fiya’s Trivia is also available as a stand alone podcast show in various podcasting platforms.

    Hosted by Poorvi Daxini.

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    • 17 min
    TC: Ep 33. Being One with my Motorcycle - Justin Burrett

    TC: Ep 33. Being One with my Motorcycle - Justin Burrett

    Justin Burrett teaches in a renowned boarding school. He is a very passionate biker and that passion knows no bounds. In the episode we reminisce his childhood days of growing up on campus of one of India’s premier schools, how the adventures growing up there shaped his character and fuelled his passions. We talk about some of his lovely biking stories and how he picked it up in the first place to fill a void.

    Now as a parent he strives to give the same adventurous life to his children and as a teacher he uses his life lessons from all these adventures to give back to students.

    In this episode titled “Being One with my Motorcycle - Justin Burrett” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we would go on some exciting adventures with him on his motorcycle.

    Podcast Summary: Being One with my Motorcycle - Justin Burrett

    Hosts: Hemant Soreng & Tapas Biala

    00:00:00: Intro.

    00:02:00: About yourself.

    - Growing up. Early adventures in Doon school.

    - From studying to teaching in a boarding school.

    00:14:45: How did you get into biking?

    - Death of mother- trying to fill the void- gifted first bike by my father back in Sep 2003- Hero Honda Passion - first long distance- Delhi- Dehradun- several trips including into Himachal, Rajasthan (10,000km)

    00:23:05: Everest Base Camp Trek

    00:28:12: New bike - Enfield Thunderbird

    - Sep 2007- Royal Enfield Thunderbird - first real tourer- comfortable- lots of touring including Leh Ladakh (three times!!), Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal (Kaza trip with wife) (80,000km- piston changed at 60k)

    - 2013- Kawasaki Ninja 650 (2013-2016) 12000 km - Delhi- Bombay-Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan; accident returning from Pushkar in 2014 broken collarbone- Nadir’s death- shaken up.

    - Royal Enfield Himalayan (Sep 2016 till date)- 2016- sold Tbird and Ninja and went in for one do-it-all bike- 9000km (Himachal, Dehradun, Kodaikanal)

    - Breakdowns- flat tyre (Shimla- Delhi) late night; electrical shorting- Enroute Leh; broken clutch cable (returning from Har-ki-dun)

    00:49:45: Where next? Any other biking trips on your list.

    00:51:53: Any tips/advise for biking in India.

    00:56:01: Do you think that these adventures have shaped you as a more effective educator? If yes, then how?

    01:04:00: Conclusion. Outro.

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    FT: Ep 8. Cuisines of the World

    FT: Ep 8. Cuisines of the World

    In this episode titled “Cuisines of the World” of the show Fiya’s Trivia (FT) on The Rustik Travel Podcast you will learn about how humans evolved from sitting on trees eating fruit to making gourmet food, how cooked food made us smart, some popular cuisines like Chinese, Mexican, Italian, Japanese and more and how every region of India has its own ethnic food and dishes.

    Fiya’s Trivia (FT) is a show on The Rustik Travel Podcast that is just about everything under the sun. And beyond! The show is meant for 8 to 16 year olds with interesting information for all age groups to listen in to enrich your travel experience. Fiya’s Trivia is also available as a stand alone podcast show in various podcasting platforms.

    Hosted by Poorvi Daxini.

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    • 17 min
    TC: Ep 32. Adventures of a Solo Woman Traveler - Rooparekha Kathirvelu

    TC: Ep 32. Adventures of a Solo Woman Traveler - Rooparekha Kathirvelu

    What does it take to travel solo? And esp. if you are a woman in India given the typical conservative social structure, safety concerns you have to face.

    Rooparekha Kathirvelu not only faced these obstacles but she overcame them. With geography as her favourite subject from school, she got around to actually studying it practically while traveling.

    All she had to do was to just step outside her home and world became her oyster. Traveling solo was liberating. It was not lonely as she met strangers, her fellow travelers who have now become her lifelong friends.

    A mother, grandmother and a businesswoman, Rooparekha has come a long way from trekking 45 days to Kailash - Mansarovar in Tibet as a 29 year old to making it to the Everest Base Camp as a 63 year young, and in between traveling extensively, mostly solo, in India and abroad. 100% pure inspiration.

    In this episode titled “Adventures of a Solo Woman Traveler - Rooparekha Kathirvelu” of the show Travel Conversations (TC) on The Rustik Travel Podcast we would travel with Roopa as she takes us through her various travels over the years. A must listen for those who are hesitating to take that first step outside their comfort zones to discover the beautiful world out there.

    Podcast Summary: Adventures of a Solo Woman Traveler - Rooparekha Kathirvelu

    Hosts: Hemant Soreng & Rajesh Nair

    00:00:00: Introduction.

    00:02:24: How did it all begin? When did you start traveling? Earlier influences.

    00:06:27: The 45-day Kailash - Mansarovar Trek (1985)

    00:23:40: Trips incl. traveling solo

    Trips:

    - US (family trip)

    - Ladakh Photography Trip (2001)

    - Mother-son road trip in New Zealand (2004)

    - Egypt (2014)

    - Greece-Turkey. Europe.

    Treks:

    - Kangyatse Base amp Trek, Ladakh (2017)

    - Everest Base Camp Trek, Nepal (2019)

    - Other treks - Valley of Flowers, Chopta

    01:06:07: How do you balance work/business, family and travel?

    01:07:29: How has travel impacted/changed you as a person?

    01:09:34: Solo Traveling

    - Did you have any fears about solo traveling?

    - How did you overcome that?

    - Dos and Donts.

    -Tips for other women solo travelers.

    01:11:56: What next? Concluding remarks.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    SIM: Ep 2. An ode to Samosa (in Hindi)

    SIM: Ep 2. An ode to Samosa (in Hindi)

    Samosa is one of the popular snacks across the world. For every Indian, it's one snack filled with memories. All this while we had been thinking that it's an Indian snack, but you will be surprised to know that our beloved samosa did not originate in India. If we go by the reports and facts, samosa originated during the 10th century in the Middle East region. The first official mention of samosa was found in Iranian historian Abolfazl Beyhaqi’s work Tarikh-e Beyhaghi, where it was referred to as ‘Sambosa’. They were very small in size and that’s the reason they were used as a snack by travellers who could easily pack them in saddle bags and eat on the go.

    The way samosa arrived in India, it also travelled to other parts of the world and was seasoned with regional flavours. The best part is, the popularity this glorious triangular snack has gathered over a period of time has resulted in so many innovations around the same. Here is how the world consumes it: in Portugal, Brazil, and Mozambique region, samosa is known as ‘pastéis’. While in the Arab countries, they call it ‘Sambusak’ stuffed with minced meat or chicken, onions, spinach and feta cheese. Interestingly, in Israel, samosas are stuffed with mashed chickpeas and in Maldives, they stuff it with a filling of tuna or fish mixed with onions.

    Welcome to the show Stories in Monologue (SIM) by The Rustik Travel Podcast. In this show we will narrate the most unique, interesting and unheard of stories, that we have picked up from our travels. These stories are bound to tickle your curiosity and inspire you to travel to see or experience first-hand.

    This episode is an ode to samosa. A humorous one tho’. Narrated by Rajesh Nair in Hindi.

    This podcast is owned and produced by Rustik Travel, which will air only neutral and unbiased content relevant to travelers. For further details on different shows, each episode and where to listen, please do visit https://rustiktravel.com/podcast

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