By: Vidya DeshPande Get five architecture students from IIT together. Throw in some used tyres and what do you get? The most colourful play zones for underprivileged kids. That's exactly what Pooja Rai, Nancy, Nupur Agarwal, Vishesh Gupta and Souradeep Paul from the 2015 batch, IITKharagpur do, with their company, Anthill Creations. The five batchmates [...]
First published in News Karnataka June 2017 By Vidya Deshpande Gowri Niwas Homesaty, Madikere Coffee & Karnataka: The Legend The story of how coffee came to Karnataka is legendary. Seven coffee beans were smuggled out of Arabia in the late 8th century AD and planted in the hills near Mysuru by a local [...]
Travelling to a unique place? Sure you won’t forget to take that selfie! Well, in many places you cant take that picture which will make your friends/ family turn a shade of pea green. More so if you are going to Berguen, a small picture-perfect Swiss town near St Moritz. This Swiss town has imposed [...]
Pangong Tso Versus Tso Moriri Most visitors to #Ladakh, make a mandatory trip to #PangongTso, made famous by the last scene in the #Bollywood blockbuster 3 Idiots, in which Kareena drives a scooter in a lehenga and rushes to meet love of her life Aamir. The spot has become a mandatory #selfie location for [...]
Popular FM RJ Sarthak and Vidya Deshpande chit chat on Ishq 104.8 FM about the exciting upcoming Thailand Driving trip, filled with adventure, nature, and culture. starting June 10 to June 19. Your last chance to join in with your families with just a few days left to sign up!!
http://www.indianwomenblog.org/vidya-of-soul-purpose-will-map-out-the-wheres-and-hows-of-summer-travelling-2017/ Are you nervous thinking about an all girls trip? Well, been there done that, I am telling you it’s not that difficult and unsafe as you think. Moreover, with several travel groups playing cupid to girls traveling plans, life has become easier. So get over your traveling solo or depending on husband/fathers and guy friends [...]
(First published in News Karnataka, May 2017) With the sun scorching the plains of North India in summers and temperatures soar above 42 deg C, everyone looks for a getaway in the Himalayas. The hill stations get so overcrowded that Nainital or Mussorie’s famous Mall Roads look no different from Delhi’s Paharganj, with tourists and [...]
Vidya Deshpande is a Co-Founder of a travel company- SoulPurpose. Read how she quit her job to follow her passion.
http://www.womenofcourage.in/2017/05/vidya-deshpande-soul-purpose/ Being born in a typical ‘Tam Bram’ household, it was expected that Vidya would be either a doctor or an engineer. So, there was no choice for her, but to do science in Class 12. Alas, she couldn’t qualify for either profession. And of course, there was no choice but to at least [...]