Passion Projects

The more I travel, the more passionate I feel about sustainable travel, veganism, wildlife conservation, environment protection and women empowerment.

I’ve partnered with organisations whose work I admire, and leveraged my travel blogging and social media skills to drive the following “passion projects”:


An initiative to create awareness and alternatives for plastic bottled water in the Spiti Valley of India, with an aim to reduce non-biodegradable plastic waste.

“I Love Spiti” – How Travellers Must Help Save India’s Surreal Himalayan Desert.

About the project: In 2017, I partnered with Spiti Ecosphere and fellow travellers/volunteers to fight the plastic bottled water (packaged drinking water) menace in India’s Trans-Himalayan region.

  • Built a lifesize “I Love Spiti” art installation using discarded plastic bottles to encourage travellers to pledge to say no plastic bottles.
  • Held the world’s highest Instagram Meet to highlight the issue and discuss solutions.
  • Began the conversation with local businesses to provide alternatives to bottled water.
  • Partnered with LifeStraw to experiment with public refill stations across Spiti.
  • Project featured on Hindustan TimesThe Better India and Scoopwhoop.


A project to enable rural Himalayan storytellers to connect directly with the world through Instagram – resulting in India’s first Instagram channel run entirely by a village community. 

Sarmoli, Uttarakhand: A Himalayan Village Where Locals Run Marathons and Their Own Instagram Channel!

About the project: In 2016, I collaborated with Himalayan Ark and Maati Sangathan to create @voicesofmunsiari – India’s first Instagram channel to be run independently by a rural village community.

  • Trained potential photographers from rural Uttarakhand villages to use Instagram constructively.
  • Held a Photography and Instagram Workshop in Munsiyari to encourage more budding photographers.
  • Crowd-sourced smartphones to enable more creative minds to share their stories using Instagram.
  • Currently planning a photography exhibition to showcase the work of rural Himalayan photographers.
  • Project featured on Times of IndiaConde Nast TravellerHomegrownThe Better India and Business Insider.


An attempt to shed light on animal cruelty, and share the joys and challenges of travelling as a vegan.

Why I Turned Vegan – And What It Means for My Travel Lifestyle.

About the project: Since I decided to embrace veganism in my diet and lifestyle, I feel passionate about spreading awareness about the plight of animals that regularly make it to our dinner tables, wardrobes and travel attractions.

  • Partnered with Welfare for Animals in Goa and leveraged my social media channels to raise INR 1,00,000 for their animal rescue sanctuary.
  • Spoke at the Ahimsa Fest (Mumbai’s annual vegan festival), the Vegan India Conference and other reader events to raise awareness.
  • Wrote stories about veganism for National Geographic Traveller, GQ, FirstPost and Travel+Leisure.
  • Initiated “VeganSundayChallenge” on Instagram Stories to talk about veganism in the context of travel, life, the environment and our health.
  • Currently approaching widely-read publications for stories around vegan travel and the vegan lifestyle.


A blogging series to share the journeys of intrepid solo travellers from across Asia – typically under-represented in the online solo travel space.

Meet the First Solo Female Traveller from the Maldives!

Meet the Courageous Indian Woman Travelling the World Solo – On a Wheelchair!


If you’d like to collaborate with me to further one of the above causes, especially in a way that I can leverage my blogging and social media work, I would love to hear from you at