Hello there!


“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

— Ibn Battuta

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] am just another earthling, like you. And I loooove to travel. Just the idea of travel planning gives me such a rush! When I’m not travelling and am busy with the material things, I still dream of places far away. However, I am not a full time or even a long term traveller. I do have an ordinary life and I have to worry about future like you. But I do make sure to utilise my free time to explore, wherever I am. Exploration of this wonderful big and beautiful earth is what really makes me happy. I am also passionate about photography and that goes hand in hand with my liking of travelling.

                If you ask me, about my professional life, well am basically a science person. By formal education, I am an engineer (don’t we all are from India!? Tell me about it!). I am continuing my education and currently am a research student in Glasgow, Scotland. While I pull my (scarce) hair during most weekdays trying to make my simulations work on the computer at my office in the university, the quest to conquer new territories continues on weekends. While I am here in Scotland I hope to explore the Scottish Highlands, the isles and the rest of the UK (on a tiny budget). Since, I am into Science and Technology, I am always on the lookout for “off the beaten path” experiences and express those in my photographs.

                Inspired by many travel bloggers whom I follow on the social media I started my own travel blog: Bhingri. Bhingri in my mother tongue, Marathi, means a pinwheel. It also is used in certain phrases to suggest moving constantly. I thought that was an apt simile for who I am as a traveller. There was deafening silence after the first couple of posts on this blog here, but I have now determined to write more often.   As a new year begins (#HappyNewYear2018), in the next few months as I explore Scotland, I’ll add my travel experiences here with occasional throwback posts to previous travels in India and elsewhere. I write about places, people, nature, history and science.

                Do let me know through your comments if you like the posts. You can reach me through email at earthling [at] bhingri [dot] in. Or you could connect me on Instagram (@deepbandivadekar) or on Twitter (@83ingD33p)